Sir Jim Ratcliffe Blasts Man United Transfer Policy, Questions Casemiro Signing

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Manchester United soon-to-be new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to have taken a swipe at Manchester United transfer policy, particularly the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid, MySportDab reports.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly said this while he was in the race to become Manchester United owner.

Recall the Glazers had invited bidders interested in buying Manchester United to presentations as part of the takeover process.

Sheikh Jassim, who is now off the race, sent his delegations to the presentation.

In like manner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe also attended the presentation with his delegation and met Manchester United executives.

During his visit to Old Trafford back in March, 2023, it has been revealed the Ineos billionaire blasted Manchester United transfer policy and was particularly critical of the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid.

Erik ten Hag targeted Casemiro in his first season as new manager at Manchester United after his failed move for Italian midfield duo Marko Arnautovuc of Bologna and Adrien Rahiot of Juventus.

Manchester United splashed £70m on Casemiro transfer and made him one of the highest-paid players at the club with a weekly wage of over £300,000.

United’s signing of Casemiro was met with mixed reactions by United legends and pundits like Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville.

While they held the player in high esteem due to the quality he brings on the field of play, age was another factor that made some pundits questioned the deal.

Casemiro is 31 years old and his transfer value is expected to plummet in the coming years hence he is more of a utility player for Manchester United with the club expected to lose should they want to sell the player in the nearest future.

Casemiro has been prolific for Manchester United since joining the club. He is key to Erik ten Hag’s midfield plan and has helped the club win EFL Cup and also qualify for Champions League in his first season.

In his 57 appearances for United in all competitions, Casemiro has 2 EFL Cup goals and 3 assists, 2 Champions League goals, 5 Premier League goals and 3 assists.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s statement could be seen as a purveyor of what is to come as he prepares to take charge of sporting/football operations at Manchester United when his 25% bid for the club is ratified.

It is most probable, Ratcliffe will want to maintain a tight grip on Manchester United transfer activities with focus on young players.

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