Ryan Giggs tells Sir Jim Ratcliffe the ‘number one’ thing that must change at Manchester United | Football

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has big plans for Manchester United (Credits: REUTERS)

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says changing the culture at the club must be the number one priority for Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

The British billionaire has agreed to take a 29% stake in the club, though the deal is awaiting ratification from the Premier League.

But Ratcliffe and his INEOS team have wasted no time in getting to grips with life at Old Trafford, announcing the appointment of Omar Berrada from Manchester City as the new club’s CEO on Saturday.

‘The Club is determined to put football and performance on the pitch back at the heart of everything we do. Omar’s appointment represents the first step on this journey,’ a statement read.

The promise that a new CEO is the ‘first step on this journey’ will be music to the ears of United fans.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe visits Carrington Training Complex

Ratcliffe and Brailsford are already busy at work (Photo by Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ratcliffe wants to appoint a sporting director and a head of recruitment.

And Giggs says the British billionaire is doing the right thing by tackling the culture at the club.

‘Like everyone else, it’s frustrating and has been for the last six or seven years,” Giggs tells The Telegraph.

‘Nobody knows the answer and you have to start again.

‘It starts from the top. We’re just so inconsistent and you just never know what you get.

‘That is the number one thing we have to change. The culture of the club. To get players in who want to play for United and will do anything to win a game for United. That is something in the medium-term, we have to get those players in.’


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