United welcomed in a new era on Monday as ten Hag faced the media for the first time after a turbulent season at Old Trafford which saw them finish sixth and record their lowest Premier League points tally.
Sportsmail revealed last week the club are planning a summer clear out with as man as 10 players expected to leave Old Trafford, with United also expected to bring several names in to begin the rebuild.
Avram Glazer has hinted Man United boss Erik ten Hag will be backed in the transfer market
United welcomed in a new era on Monday as ten Hag faced the media for the first time
And when asked by Sky News at the World Economic Forum in Davos if the funds would be able this summer to invest in new players, Glazer replied: ’We’ve always spent the money to buy new players.’
However, the United owner could not hide his disappointment at the way their 2021-22 campaign had gone.
The Old Trafford side finished 11 points behind fifth-place Arsenal and 13 points off the Champions League places, while title rivals Man City and Liverpool both finished more than 30 points ahead.
United’s trophy drought dating back to 2017 also extended following their Champions League last-16 exit against Atletico Madrid, and defeats by Middlesbrough and West Ham in the FA Cup and League Cup.
It comes after a turbulent season at Old Trafford which saw them finish sixth in the league
‘I don’t think this is the time to talk about that,’ Glazer said when asked if he was disappointed with the season.
But when pushed again by the reporter, he said: ‘It is a disappointing season, a disappointing season for everyone. But we’re gonna work hard to make next season a better season.’
Glazer also gave his backing to ten Hag who has signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth.
Asked if he was confident ten Hag was the right man to turn their fortunes around, Glazer simply said: ‘That’s why we hired him, he’ll do a great job.’
To do so, ten Hag will have to bridge the cap on Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s men, but the Dutchman appeared confident he could break their duopoly.