Manchester United confirm first summer transfer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe overhaul begins after FA Cup win

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford watch Manchester United in action at Chelsea in April 2024.
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Manchester United have confirmed their first transfer deal of the summer as the expected overhaul under Sir Jim Ratcliffe begins just a day after the Red Devils' win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

United beat City 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday and although Ratcliffe praised the work of the club's staff, the club's minority owner stopped short of mentioning manager Erik ten Hag by name and the Dutchman's future at Old Trafford remains uncertain.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.