FFP stopped Man Utd from challenging for EPL, Champions League – Ten Hag

 Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag, has claimed that Financial Fair Play, FFP, cost the club a chance to challenge for trophies this season.

According to Ten Hag, he could not build on last campaign’s third-placed finish, due to budget restrictions caused by United’s need to balance the books.‌

The Dutchman wanted to bring in Harry Kane from Tottenham for £100 million.

Instead, they spent £72 million on Rasmus Hojlund and £102 million on Mason Mount and keeper Andre Onana.‌

“When we were in the summer, I think we had very good momentum. We had finished third, we won one final, and were in another final.

“Then we chose to bring in young players for the future – and that had to do with FFP.

“That was the choice we made – but you then know it will take longer before you can come into the competition for the top positions in the Premier League or Champions League,” Ten Hag told reporters.