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Manchester United are looking to raid a Premier League rival for a top sporting director: report

Manchester United are seriously considering a move for Dan Ashworth at Newcastle as they look to bolster their recruitment under the stewardship of Sir Jim Ratcliffe

Manchester United are eyeing Newcastle’s director of football, Dan Ashworth, as a potential candidate to lead their new footballing department under Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

A report from 90min states that, as part of Ratcliffe’s 25 per cent acquisition of the Red Devils anticipated later this month, he wants to shake up the recruitment team, with Ashworth being one of the names considered.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to invest in Manchester United (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ratcliffe wants to take over the football operations department, with Sir Dave Brailsford, the director of sport at Ineos, set to play a pivotal role in this process. Brailsford, a trusted confidant of Ratcliffe, is conducting an inquiry into the club’s operations, with the ambition of identifying areas for improvement.

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