Ten Hag: INEOS' ambition is being felt at Man Utd

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he can "feel the ambition" as INEOS look to bring in Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth - but admits he is not being consulted over changes off the pitch.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to acquire a 25 per cent stake United, which will see INEOS take control of football operations, is expected to be completed next week.

The INEOS boss' determination to hit the ground running has already seen Man City's Omar Berrada announced as chief executive, and they are now turning their attentions to Newcastle sporting director Ashworth to fulfil a similar role at Old Trafford.

United want to bring in the former Football Association technical director, but a deal is not necessarily straightforward given negotiations with the Magpies over cost and timeframes.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday ahead of facing Luton Town this weekend - live on Sky Sports - Ten Hag said of INEOS: "You see and you feel that ambition, brings a mood and a spirit.

"The players and staff are aligned with the ambitions of INEOS, that's why we are playing for Manchester United.

"We want to win and achieve the highest. We have to make strategies and execute them to prove the ambitions