Ten Hag rejected job offer and Jassim Man Utd doubts start to vanish

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Manchester United remain in the spotlight ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Fulham. Reports on Erik ten Hag, Sheikh Jassim and Alejandro Garnacho have all emerged prior to the contest at Old Trafford. So Express Sport now takes a look at all the headlines surrounding the club.

Ten Hag rejected job offer

According to The Mirror, Ten Hag rejected RB Leipzig before choosing to take charge of United back in the summer.

The Dutchman was apparently offered more money to take charge over in Germany.

However, he turned them down because he felt ‘compelled’ to join United and attempt to bring back the glory days instead.

Ten Hag experienced a rough start to life in England, with the club losing their opening two league games against Brighton and Brentford.

Yet they’ve been on an upwards trajectory ever since and will go into Sunday’s match with Fulham looking to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

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Jassim doubts start to vanish

Sheikh Jassim is one candidate to buy United amid plans for a potential takeover.

And The Guardian say certain doubts the Qatari billionaire and his entourage had are starting to vanish.

Initially, there were concerns about whether all six members of the Glazer family were willing to sell up.

But those concerns are now starting to go, which bodes well for fans who are determined to see the back of the Americans.

The Glazers have been polarising figures ever since buying the club in 2005, yet an end to their tenure appears to be in sight.

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Garnacho slammed

Barcelona star Ronald Araujo has criticised Garnacho after the United star mocked Pedri last month.

The teenager mimicked the midfielder’s goal celebration after the Catalan giants were sent crashing out of the Europa League.

And Araujo, speaking to Infobae, said: “Yes [it did bother me].

“Everyone is as they are, but at that time it was not possible to put something like that.

“I respect everyone and I feel that humility is ahead of everything. Everyone expresses themselves as they want, but I prefer to have a lower profile and then show what I do on the pitch.

“This is football, he is very long and there is still a long way to go. You have to go calmly and humbly.”

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Weghorst makes trophy vow

United striker Wout Weghorst has insisted the players will do all they can to beat Fulham and book another slot at Wembley.

Speaking to club media, the Netherlands international said: “The match against Newcastle [Carabao Cup final] at Wembley was a great experience – a lovely atmosphere in the stadium – it has something special.

“But, like I said, that’s what we want. We want to win trophies.

“The one we have now just showed us that we can do it again; we are all hungry for more, all of us.”

And he added: “The FA Cup is definitely in our head to go to Wembley again, and not only play in the semi and the final, but to win it.”

Sevilla chief opens up on United draw

United will play Sevilla in the last eight of the Europa League after the draw for the round was made on Friday.

And Monchi, the La Liga giants’ sporting director, has insisted his side are underdogs.

“If you ask me if there is a favourite, it is Manchester [United],” he told Mundo Deportivo.

“We have to recover injured players, and, with that, we will increase competitiveness.

“A team that has won six Europa League has also done so from suffering and with difficult matches. No one has to show us the way.”

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