Erik ten Hag ‘risks’ angering key star as fresh Man Utd takeover update issued
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Erik ten Hag’s men led by two against an out-of-form Spurs side only to draw 2-2, missing the chance to rubber-stamp a top four spot. In reality, United are still very likely to land a Champions League spot, but they have a little more work to do, and the next installment of that workload comes this weekend when they face Aston Villa at home.
Reports are claiming Ten Hag has refused Alejandro Garnacho’s request to represent Argentina at this summer’s under-20s World Cup.
Argentinian journalist Gaston Edul says Madrid-born Garnacho tried everything to convince United to allow him to represent his country, but his requests have been denied. Crucially, if Garnacho had gone, he would have missed United’s last three league games of the season, as well as the FA Cup final.
It’s for that reason United have the final say over whether to release their young talent, and they have decided they would prefer to risk angering the player and having him around than allowing him to jet off with his country.
Though, garnacho signed a new deal with the club on Friday, so he can’t be too angry...
Speculation continues to surround United over a possible takeover.
In the meantime, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has told GiveMeSport in an update: “It’s got to be remembered, though, that when the talk of the takeover emerged and the Glazers were potentially looking to either have investment or sell, those were the keywords.
“It was never talked about from their side as being a full takeover, so all options remained on the table. There’s still an acceptance, and there’s still an expectation in some quarters that there will be a full takeover.
“But now you’ve got this INEOS bid with Jim Ratcliffe potentially keeping them in. I think some United fans will be quite worried if the Glazer ownership still remains after this process is done.”