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Jean-Clair Todibo tells Man United stars what Sir Jim Ratcliffe will do at Carrington



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Jean-Clair Todibo has given a detailed view of what Manchester United players should expect of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford at Carrington.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s 27.7% acquisition of Manchester United has certainly changed the trajectory of the club’s future. The British billionaire has adopted a much more hands-on attitude to owning the football club.

While the Glazers have typically run the club from across the Atlantic, Ratcliffe and his INEOS team, including Sir Dave Brailsford, have been making a serious number of changes, including a potentially massive reduction in the number of staff at the club—around 1,100 people are currently employed, and Ratcliffe wants this number slashed.

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While many have speculated the impact that Ratcliffe will have on the club and non-footballing staff, Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo has now told United players what kind of impact he will have on the playing squad.

INEOS bought Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, for which Todibo plies his trade, in 2019.

“They bring a winning mentality,” Todibo told MailSport when asked about the influence that INEOS have had at Nice so far.

Todibo then went on to explain that Ratcliffe regularly interacts and jokes with the players. “Sir Jim — he speaks and jokes with the players.

“And then there’s Dave. For Dave, every detail is important. He talks a lot about that; all he thinks about is performance. His experience in cycling means he knows a lot about sporting performance. People say you can’t transfer cycling to football, but it’s the same thing.

“If you have 11 players just thinking about their performance and how everything around them can improve their performance, it’s the same. If you have 11 players performing to 100 per cent of their capacity it’s going to give you a better chance to win trophies.

“Before you start to think about the football, players should think about what they need to do to perform. Ineos are responsible for our mindset. But also, as players, we take responsibility because we are competitors and want to win.”