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Sir Jim Ratcliffe gives his stance on signing Mbappe

Speaking as a guest on the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club podcast, new Manchester United part owner was asked about the prospect of making big money signings including Kylian Mbappé who will be in the market come August.

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Speaking as a guest on the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club podcast, new Manchester United part owner was asked about the prospect of making big money signings including Kylian Mbappé who will be in the market come August.

“I would rather sign the next Mbappé rather than spend a fortune buying success. It’s not that clever buying Mbappé. Anyone could figure that one out. More challenging is to find the next Mbappé or next Bellingham or next Roy Keane.” he cleverly answered.

He also subtly hinted at keeping ten Hag at the helm come the summer as he praised Arsenal’s patience with manager Mikel Arteta. He combined said praise jokingly adding he would like the London side to win the Premier League.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City: “I hate them all … they’re all the enemy.” He went on to say of a prospective Arsenal title win: “It would be good for Arteta, actually. It would be good for him because he’s done really well and Arsenal have been patient with him, which is nice as well.” were his exact remarks.

Manchester United are gearing up for a busy first summer under Ratcliffe and INEOS.

He has already set up a solid structure with directors and already has plans to regenerate the iconic Old Trafford.

“The two people who are most focused on it would be Dave and myself, in terms of how we resolve it all,” Ratcliffe mentioned with regard to key decisions going forward.

“We’ve now got Omar Berrada of course, our new CEO from Manchester City, who is still on gardening leave at the moment, he’ll be a big part of it. But it’s Dave and myself really, and we have a daily chat… It’s never a short chat with Dave, is it?” he concluded.

It will be interesting to see how things and this first summer turns out in this mega rebuild.

 

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