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Manchester United’s pursuit of Erik ten Hag: Ralf Rangnick refuses to be drawn

Ralf Rangnick has refused to be drawn on reports that Manchester United are set to appoint Erik ten Hag as manager.

United are reportedly close to finalising the appointment of their new manager, with Ajax boss Ten Hag expected to be the club’s chosen candidate.

Sources from Ajax and the Dutchman’s camp have told Sky Sports News that talks over compensation and how to handle a formal announcement had taken place, after he impressed in his interview.

United denied having official discussions, calling such an advanced reading of the situation “premature”, and interim boss Rangnick declined to comment on reports regarding his potential successor.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against Everton, Rangnick said on Friday: “This is the press conference for tomorrow’s game. I don’t intend to speak about any possible new managers.

“From what I know, all the managers the club has so far spoken to are top managers, top coaches. If this includes Erik ten Hag, it is also true with him.

“That is all I can say at this stage. All I can do is prepare the team for tomorrow’s game and hopefully three points.”

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