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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to back Erik ten Hag with a transfer war chest in January

Would-be Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to back manager Erik ten Hag with a transfer war chest during the January transfer window, according to the Sun.

The Dutchman wants to refresh his attacking options and is willing to sell Antony, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho when the transfer market reopens.

Ten Hag wants to sign two players in January and is targeting a right full-back and a winger who can play on both wings, and Ratcliffe is keen to back the former Ajax boss.

The British billionaire is expected to take over the football operations of Man United this month having agreed a deal to buy 25% of the club from the Glazers.

Ratcliffe is ready to see instant changes on the pitch and will bring out the chequebook as Ten Hag looks to make major changes.

The midfielders and defenders have been shouldering the goalscoring responsibilities in the Premier League this term.

The attackers have scored just once in the league when Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Matchday 4.

Ten Hag knows Rasmus Hojlund will eventually start firing on all cylinders having already notched five goals in four Champions League games.

However, the Denmark international striker needs services from the wingers, and Man United will look to land a quality one capable of delivering excellent crosses.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been excellent defensively, but he has assisted just once in the Premier League over the last three seasons, and Ten Hag needs a creative right-back capable of creating chances at the other end.

He will be getting the funds to get his men, but he needs to make the right decisions this time around as his summer signings are yet to hit the ground running.