Man United set to make first bid for sensational midfielder as part of INEOS’ overhaul – report

With little to no success against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday, Manchester United suffered their 14th Premier League loss of the year in yet another frustrating effort from Erik ten Hag’s team.

The few bright spots for United came from their two youthful wingers, Alejandro Garnacho and Amad Diallo, or from Kobbie Mainoo in the middle of the park.

As INEOS prepares to rebuild the squad through the summer transfer window, it is critical that they concentrate on bringing in more youthful, hungry talent rather than relying on aging star players like Casemiro, who once again put on a terrible show against the Gunners.

It appears that Sir Jim Ratcliffe plans to follow suit, and they plan to highlight their goals by making an offer for one of the most highly sought-after talents in the Championship.

The Red Devils are expected to present a formal bid for Sunderland sensation Chris Rigg, according to The Northern Echo.

The English talent, who is presently a Sunderland scholarship player, will turn 17 in the summer and be eligible to sign his first professional contract.

Numerous domestic and international teams, such as Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, are keeping an eye on his status prior to this.

But it seems like United is ready to take the initiative.

With first-team football guaranteed, the Black Cats are aiming to persuade Rigg to remain at the Stadium of Light. This season, at the age of 16, he made 21 appearances in the Championship.

Conversely, United is about to launch the “strongest” campaign to persuade Rigg to relocate to Manchester, as the team’s new leadership gets ready to bolster their academy.

By hiring Jason Wilcox as their new technical director, INEOS has already taken a positive step in that direction.

As head of academy for Manchester City, Wilcox was instrumental in the transformation of the club’s young teams in the past.

 

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