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“I hate them all…” Jim Ratcliffe reveals who he wants to win the Premier League with Glazer dig



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New Manchester United owner Jim Ratcliffe has refused to pick a favourite to win this season’s Premier League, warning the clubs at the top of the league that they are “all the enemy.”

Despite stating how he has no preference over regarding this season’s Premier League champions, Ratcliffe was quick to praise Arsenal for sticking by Arteta, something Manchester United under the Glazers have been reluctant to do.

In the time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from United, the Red Devils have seen a host of different managers take charge, many of whom were dismissed early in their tenure.

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Ferguson’s successor David Moyes was removed from his position before the end of his only season at the club, despite United only signing the Scottish manager one player per transfer window.

Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho were dismissed despite winning trophies at United. With Van Gaal infamously informed of his upcoming dismissal ahead of United’s FA Cup final-winning performance in 2016.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked just twelve games into his final Premier League season, despite taking United to a 2nd place finish and a European Cup final in the season prior.

Now, current United boss Erik ten Hag has faced constant speculation regarding his future at the club, with rumours of United identifying potential replacements for the manager. This is despite United losing just two matches so far in 2024, winning eight of the twelve games they have played in all competitions.

But, with United currently in sixth place in the league, they have been forced to watch from afar as rivals Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, something Ratcliffe has despised having to watch.

“I hate them all,” Ratcliffe told the Geraint Thomas Cycling Club podcast. “You’ve got Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City… No, I don’t know. They’re all the enemy, I couldn’t possibly choose one [to win the league].

“It’d be good for Arteta actually. I think it would be good for him because he’s done really well there and Arsenal have been patient with him, which is nice as well.”

Appointed in December of 2019, Arteta has taken charge of an Arsenal team that, under his tenure, finished in 8th in consecutive seasons. They would then finish 5th and 2nd in the Spaniard’s last two seasons.