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Manchester United let go of first senior employee following INEOS review



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Manchester United are in the mix of a complete overhaul of several departments as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS give their approval for another staff change.

The Reds are feeling the full force of having Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Dave Brailsford in charge of footballing operations as the sporting world is fully aware that the club is shaking up who’s in the positions off the pitch.

Announcing Omar Berrada as the new Manchester United CEO sent shockwaves through the industry, and the club have followed this by sacking the football negotiations manager Sam Barnett and is looking to hire three more people in senior positions.

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United has been blighted with injuries to key players this season, such as Harry Maguire and, more recently, Anthony Martial, and this has, without a doubt, hampered any chance of success Erik ten Hag’s side might have had.

Following on from this injury crisis, the medical department is the latest to feel the winds of change.

This is according to The Mirror, who reported that the club have parted ways with a senior physio. Gary O’Driscoll, the head of sports medicine at United, led a review of the set-up of the medical team which came to the conclusion of the amicable termination of the physio’s contract.

It is claimed by the Sun that the senior physio is the head of rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Robin Sadler.

O’Driscoll did this with the blessing of Erik ten Hag and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, although the review was already in place before the announcement of Ratcliffe’s successful 25% ownership bid.

Similar to Berrada, O’Driscoll is regarded as one of the best in his profession and was an applauded coup from rival Premier League side Arsenal. More changes to medical staff are expected to follow as the club aspire to return to the top of the elite.