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Avram Glazer breaks silence on Erik ten Hag appointment in rare interview

Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer gave a rare interview to Sky Sports News this evening while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Manchester United unveiled Erik ten Hag as their new manager on Monday, with the Dutchman now involved in plans ahead of next season, and Avram Glazer has now commented on the appointment.

The summer transfer window will be more important than ever before for United, after going five-years without winning a piece of silverware. On top of that, Ten Hag is set to lose an array of players when their contracts expire next month.

Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Lee Grant and Juan Mata are all set to leave the club.

Glazer has confirmed that money will be available to spend in the summer, but he didn’t want to talk about United’s disappointing season. They only care about one thing and that’s making money.

He told Sky Sports (via Manchester Evening News): “I don’t think it’s time to talk about it.

“Yes, it is a disappointing season, disappointing for everyone and we’re going to work hard to make the next season a better season.

“Yes [Erik ten Hag is the right man], that’s why we hired him to do the job. And we’ve always spent the money necessary to buy new players.”

In Glazer’s brief interview, we’ve spotted two mistakes – some may even call them lies.

  1. After four failed appointments (on a full-time basis), I find it baffling that Avram Glazer used the “that’s why we hired him” line, in reference to Ten Hag being the right man for the job. The truth is he hasn’t got a clue.
  2. The biggest lie comes when Glazer says: “We’ve always spent the money necessary to buy new players.” The truth is while the Glazers take millions of pounds out of the club every year via dividends, they don’t invest their own money because United can operate by itself. This is the reason why they haven’t sold an asset their view as a global commercial cash cow.
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