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Man Utd boss Ten Hag: I don't need Ratcliffe vote of confidence

Manchester United's new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe does not need to publicly back his manager.

That is the view of United head coach Erik ten Hag, who spoke about the pressure he is facing at present.

Ten Hag's United lost 2-1 to Fulham at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Asked about whether Ratcliffe should reaffirm his position publicly, Ten Hag stated: “I'm here, I'm under contract for three seasons, so I don't care.

"I am in this process, I'm only focusing on the process, so I don't care what's going on around me. I have had many talks with Sir Jim Radcliffe, also with Sir Dave Brailsford and others in that group.

“So I know where we are talking about and I have a strong belief and I feel that they believe in me. But I'm not focusing about my personal circumstances. I'm just focusing on the team and I have to find solutions for this team so that they perform the best way they can.

“It's all about focusing on that and not getting distracted by any noise or whatever. I know what I'm doing. Consistently, we have had talks and we're talking about the future together."

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