Key Manchester United figure set to depart – exit should be confirmed soon

Manchester United co owner Jim Ratcliffe is seen in the stands.

INEOS plan to reshape the football structure at Manchester United REUTERS/Carl Recine

Manchester United has looked a sliver of its past self. With each matchday, the team looks to be in more and more trouble, and of late supporters have genuinely begun to call for a squad-wide overhaul and for multiple exits to be sanctioned.

This comes as no surprise and on multiple levels. Surely the team at INEOS is keeping close tabs on the matter and will use their footballing control to bring in major changes over the summer.

However, for the time being, the new partial owners are more keen on shaking things up elsewhere.

Multiple high-level appointments at the club have meant that the Mancunian giants are now looking to fix a structure which has been broken for too long. Keeping that in mind, a big name at the side is now exit-bound.

John Murtough set to leave Manchester United

As per The Athletic, John Murtough is all set to depart Manchester United. The Football director has seen some major changes and decisions during his time at the helm but now it is understood that the new owners don’t see him in this role for the long term.

Further, the report adds that Murtough could have continued at the side in a reduced role but that has since changed with a proper departure now on the cards. His exit should be confirmed once hires on the structural side are formalised.

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The likes of Jason Wilcox, Dan Ashworth, and Omar Berrada are set to be the new men in charge of running the club smoothly and it is expected that this overhaul up-top will have a much more meaningful and lasting trickle-down effect on the footballing side of things.

The big question of course is whether Erik ten Hag will be part of that project. All reports indicate that no sure decision has been taken yet on the Dutch gaffer’s future but results like Chelsea don’t paint a favourable picture.