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Erik ten Hag omits Arsenal as he lists Manchester United’s biggest challengers

Erik ten Hag omits Arsenal as he lists Manchester United’s biggest challengers

Erik ten Hag asserts that any new Manchester United owners must invest in the team’s personnel, yet he seemed to overlook table-toppers Arsenal as he listed his side’s most formidable rivals.

After 17 years at the helm, the Glazer family stated last month that they were considering selling the club. Many Manchester United supporters believe that new ownership might be the key to ending their trophy drought.

Since the Europa League and Carabao Cup double under Jose Mourinho in 2017, the Red Devils have not won a trophy, and their quest for a Premier League championship will exceed a decade by the end of this season.

Ten Hag is well aware of how tough it will be to end this drought, which highlights the necessity for significant investment in the squad, and believes that as many as eight teams can contend for the championship.

However, when reciting a lengthy list that included 16th-placed West Ham, he neglected to mention first-placed Arsenal, who lead the table by five points.

“There’s a change in circumstances when you compare [the Premier League] with five or 10 years ago,” the Dutch coach told reporters. “The competition is much tougher.

“Newcastle are coming, even West Ham, maybe not now in the table but they have huge investment.

“Spurs definitely and I don’t need to talk about [Manchester] City and Liverpool or Chelsea. You can quickly count seven or eight clubs that can compete in this league.

“It’s also about strategy not just money. But it’s clear that when you don’t have the right players and quality players you will not be successful and achieve the targets you set.”

Richard Arnold, the chief executive officer of Manchester United, has persuaded Ten Hag that a future change in club ownership will be beneficial.

He continued: “There will be more investment possible which is good.

“We spoke about the culture we want, we spoke about objectives, goals and the culture and he confirmed it won’t change.

“It will be even better because more money will become available for this project.”

Erik ten Hag omits Arsenal as he lists Manchester United’s biggest challengers

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