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Man Utd’s Recruitment Drive Under Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Youth, Data, Potential Transfers

by Thomaz Oseghale
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Man Utd's Recruitment Drive Under Sir Jim Ratcliffe Youth, Data, and Potential Transfers

Manchester United is rumored to be embarking on a recruitment drive under the guidance of new minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

The club’s focus will reportedly be on utilizing “data” and investing in young talent to improve the team’s performance.

Two players who have caught the attention of the Manchester United recruitment team are Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise and Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite.

Both players have made a significant impact this season, with Olise impressing as a winger and contributing to nine goals in 11 league games, while Branthwaite has shown promise during his loan spell at PSV Eindhoven and has become a key figure in Sean Dyche’s Everton side.

In addition to targeting young talent, Manchester United is also exploring the possibility of signing players with expiring contracts.

This approach aligns with the club’s desire to adhere to the Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

By acquiring quality players at a reduced cost or for free, Manchester United aims to strengthen the squad while maintaining financial stability.

Players such as Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich, Lille’s Jonathan David, and Nice’s Khephren Thuram have reportedly caught the eye of the recruitment team as potential targets.

Meanwhile, there are rumors that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) may reignite their interest in Marcus Rashford as they search for a replacement for Kylian Mbappe.

PSG had previously attempted to sign Rashford, but the English forward opted to extend his contract with Manchester United until 2028.

However, if Rashford indicates a desire to leave Old Trafford, PSG may consider making a move for him.

It remains to be seen how Manchester United’s recruitment drive will unfold, but the emphasis on youth, data, and strategic transfers suggests a new era may be on the horizon for the club.

This article was updated 3 weeks ago

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