Sir Jim Ratcliffe admits plans for Manchester United Women still ‘TBC’

Focus has been on men – ‘the first team’ – says RatcliffeWords used and timing concern fans as window opens

Manchester United’s minority owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has admitted that focusing on the men’s side means he has not gone into detail on the women’s team yet, despite the women’s transfer window opening on Monday.

In an interview with Bloomberg, when asked what they are doing with the women’s team, Ratcliffe replied: “Well they’ve just won the FA Cup.” Questioned on whether they have looked at spinning off the women’s team, with Chelsea having recently announced that their side will become a standalone entity, sitting alongside the men’s team and with the club ownership group as the controlling shareholder, Ratcliffe conceded: “We haven’t gone into that level of detail with the women’s football team yet. We’ve been pretty much focused on how do we resolve the first-team issues, in that environment, and that’s been pretty full time for the first six months.”

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