Despite the possibility of being taken over, Manchester United is continuing with business as usual.
Plans are reportedly being made for the summer transfer window at Manchester United, despite the possibility that the club could be taken over in the near future. Manchester United is reportedly continuing to operate as though nothing has changed. Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, David de Gea, Alejandro Garnacho, and Diogo Dalot all have discussions ongoing about the possibility of extending their current contracts as part of Erik ten Hag’s efforts to maintain control of his most important players.
United were initially put up for sale in November, following an announcement made by the Glazer family that it was ‘beginning a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club. This was the first time the club had been available for purchase. This procedure moved forward by one step the previous week, with Friday marking the “soft deadline” for offers set by the Raine Group. Interested parties were encouraged to make an informal bid by this date in order to move this process along.
At this point, only two proposals have been openly confirmed, the first of which was put forward by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos group. The second proposal, which comes from Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, is perhaps the most intriguing option because it is anticipated that the wealthy state of Qatar will back the initiative.
According to ESPN, the day-to-day operations at United have not been affected by this development in any way, and club sources continue to maintain that it is “business as usual” at the club. Ten Hag is looking to strengthen his team’s chances of winning the Premier League title the following season by bolstering his roster during the upcoming transfer window in January, which club officials are currently preparing for.
The Red Devils are not only working on additions, but the club is also working to retain their top stars, so they are also working on additions. Since Rashford, Garnacho, Shaw, De Gea, and Dalot are all set to have their current contracts expire within the next 18 months, negotiations regarding new deals are currently taking place.
Despite this, even if a takeover is completed before the summer begins, it is not anticipated that United will engage in any extravagant spending. Old Trafford has a number of members who are concerned that the club will soon be in violation of the financial fair play regulations; as a result, they have been instructed to reduce their spending.
The intention to carry on as if nothing has changed echoes the comments made by Ten Hag, who insisted that he and the players will continue to concentrate on on-field matters despite the takeover talk.
“We have to keep our attention on football. That is the only thing that is required of us; we have to perform, we have to bring in the appropriate results, and we can’t let ourselves become sidetracked by the things that are happening around us.”