Glazers ready to back Erik ten Hag with £170m transfer kitty

Manchester United have already confirmed the big-money signing of Mason Mount this summer and if reports are to be believed, Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana will shortly follow for a similar amount.

Mount and Onana alone mean that United will have spent nearly £100 million already but going into the summer, there were concerns over the funds available to Ten Hag amid the second phase of his rebuild of the squad.

In particular, doubts were raised as the Glazers were welcoming bids for the club after signalling they were ready to part ways with United last year.

A drawn-out sales process has, however, left supporters frustrated and the latest update is the most significant sign yet that perhaps, the American owners may not be planning to leave at all.

According to The Mirror, the club’s owners have told Ten Hag that they will fully fund his bid to strengthen the United squad this summer, having initially been reluctant to do so.

As per the report, the Glazers were reluctant to back Ten Hag financially at a time when the club’s future was uncertain but now, they have given the green light on a £170m spending spree.

It is stated that despite agreeing to loosen the pursestrings, the club remains for sale as the Glazers have acknowledged that neglecting investments will eventually result in the club’s value dropping.

Eight months after the club made a statement confirming the owner’s willingness to sell, there is little to be excited about on that front from a supporter’s viewpoint.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS firm and Sheikh Jassim’s Qatari consortium have both lodged their final bids but neither party has received any feedback from the Glazers.

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