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Manchester United “really pushing” for Premier League coup after Man City appointment



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Manchester United are reportedly “really pushing” to sign a Newcastle United executive following their appointment of Omar Berrada.

Omar Berrada has defected from Manchester City to join Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s new-look Manchester United as the club’s Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Richard Arnold, who left the club late last year.

Berrada’s appointment comes as the first significant change that Ratcliffe and INEOS have implemented since the British billionaire’s 25 per cent acquisition of the Old Trafford club, with further changes set to be made too.

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Taking Berrada from Man City is seen as a major coup by many within the game, and United are now reportedly planning to make a second swoop for a core member of Newcastle United’s staff.

It has been widely reported that INEOS are keen to try and bring Dan Ashworth, who is the current sporting director of Newcastle, into the club, and according to Fabrizio Romano, United are “really pushing” to find a way to bring Dan Ashworth to Old Trafford.

Speaking further, Romano also explained that United and INEOS want Dan Ashworth to be “the face” of the new Old Trafford project.

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Ratcliffe’s percentage in the club has not yet become official, as he is yet to pass the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test, but this is expected to be completed by mid-February at the latest.

Ratcliffe attended his first United fixture since the announcement as the club drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in mid-January.