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Manchester United to make shock first signing under Sir Jim Ratcliffe: report



Reportedly, Manchester United will make an unexpected first acquisition under Sir Jim Ratcliffe.Ivan Toney of Brentford is the ideal candidate for Manchester United’s pursuit of English players during Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s tenure as manager.


The Ineos CEO, whose 25% ownership stake in the Premier League giants is expected to be disclosed in the coming weeks, believes the club should concentrate more on domestic objectives for upcoming transfer windows and intends to radically overhaul the club’s infrastructure and recruitment.


The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United have been attentively monitoring Brentford forward Toney. The former Newcastle player is rumored to be interested in joining Chelsea and Arsenal, both of which are interested in signing him during the summer.Reportedly, Manchester United are expressing interest in Crystal Palace center-back Marc Guehi in accordance with their new philosophy; however, it is unlikely that this transaction will be finalized until the summer transfer window.


In fact, Ratcliffe intends to oversee a restructured recruitment team where the procurement of domestic talent will take precedence.


Historically, the club has been a leader in developing young English talent, as evidenced by Sir Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden tenure. However, in recent years, the club has invested in foreign personalities. Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount, and Jonny Evans, who is presently in the process of earning his second stint at Old Trafford, are the only seven notable homegrown acquisitions since Ferguson’s departure in 2013.


The majority of their significant purchases in the years following Ferguson have originated from overseas, and this is believed to be a factor in their recent decline.


Ratcliffe’s objective is to replicate the blueprint that propelled Manchester United to such dominance a decade ago; thus, recruiting new board members and reducing Erik ten Hag’s influence in this regard are both goals.