Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag refused to discuss the potential sale of the club after the Carabao Cup win over Burnley. The Dutchman offered a blunt response to a question on a possible takeover at Old Trafford.
United’s owners the Glazers are open to selling part of the club or a full-scale sale. Rumours have intensified over recent weeks that a new era could be on the horizon.
The Red Devils resumed action on the pitch with a 2-0 victory against Championship side Burnley on Wednesday to reach the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. But Ten Hag was in no mood to discuss off-field matters.
Sky Sports reporter Emma Saunders asked Ten Hag: “There was also news throughout the World Cup about the club’s ownership, the Glazers exploring other alternatives. Do you have any updates there as well?
But the 52-year-old gave a short and sharp answer. He said: “No. Don’t ask me the question.”
Ahead of the match, former United defender Gary Neville gave his opinion on what the Glazers should do. The pundit insisted a full-scale sale should take place to avoid any carry over from the current American ownership.
Meanwhile, goals from Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford either side of half-time were enough for United to see off a spirited Burnley side. Rashford’s goal was the moment of the night after he ran from inside his own half before firing in a fine effort.
Ten Hag hailed the England star’s performance. He said: “He was great.
“I think he was a constant threat and playing on the backline and was dangerous with his dribbling and movement. He runs so much. Eventually you get the benefit.”
United will find out their quarter-final opponents on Thursday after Manchester City play Liverpool in the final game in the round of 16. Ten Hag admits his side still need to up their game after the six-week break for the World Cup.
He continued: “It was difficult to get the press but we did and we need to take more benefit from that. There is still room for improvement but I am pleased with the win.”
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