To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Sir Jim Ratcliffe not happy Man Utd didn't sign current Premier League star before his big summer move to rivals

Sir Jim Ratcliffe not happy Man Utd didn't sign current Premier League star before his big summer move to rivals

It's a position United need depth in.

Man Utd minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has questioned why the club did not attempt to sign a highly-rated player who joined their rivals last summer.

INEOS founder Ratcliffe recently completed his purchase of a 28 per cent stake in United and will assume control of all footballing operations.

Ratcliffe is already restructuring the Red Devils behind the scenes, appointing Omar Berrada as CEO and targeting Dan Ashworth as sporting director.

A strategic review of United's operations is underway after years of mismanagement by the Glazer family.

Summer targets are starting to emerge, and it promises to be one of the most important transfer windows in United's history.

Erik ten Hag's side has been ravaged by long-term injuries this season, leaving Champions League qualification for next season hanging by a thread.

Luke Shaw is expected to miss an extended period after picking up a muscle injury, while Tyrell Malacia hasn't played a game since May due to a knee issue.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also been absent, leaving Diogo Dalot as the only consistently fit full-back.

Per 90Min, INEOS chiefs are fans of Newcastle United defender Tino Livramento and have questioned why the club chose not to chase a deal last year.

Livramento has impressed since joining Newcastle. (Image

Livramento left Southampton following their Premier League relegation and joined Newcastle in a £32 million deal.

The 21-year-old has impressed at St. James' Park, making 28 appearances in all competitions this term.

INEOS believe United should chase younger players and view them as a long-term investment, even if the fee is inflated.

Livramento can play on either flank, which could've been valuable for United this season.

Sergio Reguilon joined on a short-term loan deal and, despite impressing in limited minutes, he was sent back to parent club Tottenham Hotspur before joining Brentford.

United's injury issues continue to mount. (Image

Victor Lindelof and Sofyan Amrabat have been forced to fill the gap at left-back, with Lindelof playing there in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Fulham.

When asked about United's injury concerns heading into Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round clash with Nottingham Forest, Ten Hag said: "We have to show [character]. I know we can be at our best in the moment, where we are in such a moment in adversity, and we are staying together.

"I know the fans, we will be strong together. And we will go into that fight to win the game."

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United/YouTube & Getty Images

Topics: Manchester United, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Newcastle United, Erik Ten Hag