Manchester United takeover is latest as bidder issues stance on Erik ten Hag’s future

The Manchester United takeover continues to rumble on Thursday as the three men bidding to buy the club jostle for the position.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim are still understood to be the two most likely bidders to buy United. Both parties have visited Old Trafford this month and both have submitted proposals to the club.

Thomas Zilliacus is a newcomer to the United buyout race, having announced last week his intention to make a one-off offer that would allow fans to own half the club. On Wednesday, the Finnish businessman set out his position on Erik ten Hag’s future should his offer be accepted.

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Zilliacus endorses Ten Hag

Manchester United takeover bidder Thomas Zilliacus has backed Erik ten Hag’s decision to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the Reds in November.

Ronaldo made headlines around the world last year when he decided to participate in an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV. What followed was a two-part conversation in which the Portuguese great criticized Ten Hag, the Glazers, the club and former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney for their apparent lack of support.

Shortly after the interview aired, Ronaldo and United reached an agreement on his release, meaning the star was Qatar’s only World Cup free agent. After the tournament, the 38-year-old signed for Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia.

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