Manchester United soon-to-be co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly set to effect new changes on how Man United sign players when his £1.3bn partial ownership bid is ratified, MySportDab reports.
The Ineos billionaire wants 25% stake at Manchester United with £1.3bn offer on the table.
His offer is yet to be ratified but United have undergone series of transitions and changes as the club prepares to welcome the British billionaire onboard.
Richard Arnold has tendered his resignation as Man United CEO, ending his 16-year stint in the club’s executive board.
John Murtough and David Harrison are also expected to fold off on their roles in United football operations as Sir Jim Ratcliffe prepares to come in.
Sir Jim will be handed control of Manchester United footballing and sporting operations with enormous changes in infrastructure and the team’s recruitment expected.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will instruct Man United new recruitment team to concentrate more on signing domestic players than foreign players.
Most known Manchester United legends like Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and others are said to have contributed immensely to the success of the team under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
According to reports, Sir Jim Ratcliffe believes Sir Alex Ferguson was able to attain the unprecedented height of success at Manchester United because of the array of domestic and homegrown talents at his disposal.
Hence, the Ineos billionaire wants to revert to that old system by instructing his new recruitment team to concentrate on signing more homegrown talents.
Currently, Mason Mount, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, Daniel James, Marcus Rashford, and Johnny Evans are some of the homegrown talents in Man United squad.
It is still unclear how Sir Jim’s approach will be received by Man United manager Erik ten Hag, who have signed over 11 foreign players since taking over as manager.
Meanwhile, whether more homegrown players than foreign players will reverse Man United’s dwindling is still subject to dispute.