Ten Hag Finally Breaks Silence On Manchester United Takeover Bid As Qatar Makes Statement

Erik ten Hag says he is following Man United takeover talks but has told his players they should not be distracted as they continue their fight in four competitions this season.

“We are following it, it’s our club,” Ten Hag said. “Of course, we are committed but we are focusing on football, on training and our way of play, and games, we are focusing on that.

“We are enjoying our togetherness at the moment. It’s really enjoyable to work and we are focusing on games and we are in four competitions. Others in the club will have to make decisions and give efforts in the process but it’s not up to us.”

The Glazer family, who own the club, announced their intention to seek “strategic alternatives” — either a full takeover or outside investment — in November.

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Ten Hag said he was briefed on the club’s plans at the time but the Dutchman has not asked for regular updates.

“At the start, yes, they informed me how the process will go,” he said. “I focus on football, they are focusing on other parts, departments of the club, how to get everything financed.”

Following the 2-2 draw with Barcelona on Thursday, United face Leicester at Old Trafford on Sunday aiming to keep the pressure on leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.

City’s victory at the Emirates on Wednesday means Ten Hag’s team are just five points off the top but the United boss is still playing down talk of a title challenge.

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