Not even his president wanted to watch them, what Man Utd's owner did while they were playing FA Cup semifinals

The Red Devils were on the verge of historic FA Cup ridicule against Coventry City

Erik ten Hag during a Premier League match with Manchester United

Manchester United's new shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe missed most of the Red Devils' FA Cup semi-final clash with Coventry City. The reason for his absence was that the club's new owner preferred to run the London Marathon rather than watch his team's entire match, which was very close to a monumental failure as they almost squandered a 3 goal lead.

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According to The Mail, Sir Jim Ratcliffe ran a time of 4 hours, 30 minutes and 52 seconds in the London Marathon. After completing the race, he went to Wembley to watch the remainder of the match, but arrived late because he took an ice bath at the RAC Club after his participation in the marathon. According to this source, Ratcliffe missed the best minutes of the team led by Erik ten Hag, but he did get to see the reaction of Coventry, who came close to taking the victory in overtime.

Fortunately for the Dutch coach, Manchester United managed to advance to the final of the world's oldest club competition by winning in the penalty shootout. Now, as was the case last season, there will be a Manchester Derby in the final, as Manchester City also qualified. Last year, the Citizens won the trophy by beating the Red Devils 2-1 at Wembley.

For several days now, various reports in the English press have been claiming that, with the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Erik ten Hag's job is in jeopardy. The Dutchman has failed to return Manchester United to the top of the Premier League and is currently out of the Champions League and Europa League places. However, by October 2023, the manager had spent $498 million on reinforcements, but still to no avail.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Manchester United's new owner

According to an official statement from Manchester United, Sir Jim Ratcliffe acquired 25% of the club's shares in December 2023. In addition, it was reported that the English businessman contributed 300 million dollars destined for future investments at Old Trafford and became the person in charge of managing the club's soccer operations. That is why, if Erik ten Hag does not deliver good results, Ratcliffe would have the power to remove him from his position. Although after running the London Marathon, he assured that Manchester United fans have to be patient with this new project.

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