'Playing for Manchester United is different' – former star opens up on what is needed under Sir Jim Ratcliffe in summer of recruitment at Old Trafford

General view of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.
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Manchester United are in for a huge summer of recruitment after Sir Jim Ratcliffe's partial takeover of the club – and one of the Red Devils' former players has opened up on just what is needed in the transfer market at Old Trafford.

Following a promising first season under Erik ten Hag in 2022/23, which saw United return to the Champions League and win the Carabao Cup, this term has been more difficult and the Red Devils were well off the top four ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash away to Bournemouth.

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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.