Paul Scholes sends message to Sir Jim Ratcliffe about Erik ten Hag’s future

Paul Scholes has urged Sir Jim Ratcliffe not to make any drastic changes in terms of the Erik ten Hag’s position if his bid to buy a minority stake at Manchester United is successful.

The Ineos founder is on course to agree a deal with the Glazers which will see him own 25% of his ‘boyhood’ club. In turn, Ratcliffe intends to assume control of football operations.

This has led to the worse kind of journalism from certain hacks. One story doing the rounds is that Graham Potter is already being tipped as a potential replacement for Ten Hag, although The Independent claim Ineos previously tried to hire the Dutch coach at Nice.

Speaking to TNT Sports ahead of United’a 1-0 win over Copenhagen on Tuesday night, Scholes said that the former Ajax manager remains the right man for the hot seat at Old Trafford.

“I think it’s hard to say – I think he’s been a very good coach so far, I like him,” Scholes said, as quoted by The Mirror.

“He’s been ruthless in a job that is incredibly difficult, he’s essentially been thrown out to the lions in the sense of answering every single question thrown at him by the media and I think he’s handled it really well.

“Has he put a team together that is good enough to challenge for the Premier League? No, but it looked like a good start towards the end of last season.

“We’ve come into the summer and the recruitment hasn’t been there, it’s not at the level of competing with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. There’s still a lot of work to do, but he’s the right man, whether Jim is coming in to bring someone else in or not.”

United fans are still waiting to find out the specific details behind Ratcliffe’s bid. Hopefully we soon get concrete news on the potential buy-in.

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  1. Scholes’ comments make no sense, united have been terrible post february and the results prove it. almost 50/50% W/L

    ETH has been bad just as long as he has been good (bit like bruno funnily enough).

    signings weren’t great – it was clearly ETH who wanted mount, and the guy doesnt even play. shambolic. and antony for 85m? worst transfer in football history. top 5 at least.

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