Two powerful strikes were delivered to Sir Jim Ratcliffe on the same day
Both football teams closely associated with Sir Jim Ratcliffe must accept defeat
With a string of three consecutive victories in the Premier League, naturally, Manchester United fans had the right to expect that Erik ten Hag’s team would not leave empty-handed in their away match against Newcastle United.
However, ultimately, those hopes quickly faded as Man Utd presented a woeful performance at St. James’ Park. Throughout the first 45 minutes, the Red Devils were completely outplayed by Newcastle, and it can be said that only through luck did they manage to avoid conceding a goal.
Moving into the second half, The Magpies quickly broke the deadlock with a shining moment from Anthony Gordon.
In the final stages of the match, Manchester United’s performance improved due to changes made by Ten Hag. However, they ultimately failed to find an equalizer and had to leave empty-handed.
Certainly, this result would not please Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and undoubtedly, he would want to expedite the process of taking over Manchester United to promptly change the club’s situation.
Early this morning, it can be said that Sir Jim’s disappointment has multiplied, as another team under his ownership and the INEOS group also suffered a defeat.
This was the case for Nice, the “dark horse” in Ligue 1 this season.
Francesco Farioli’s team was evidently favored in their away match against Nantes, a team that had lost three out of their last four matches, along with one draw.
However, Nantes surprisingly took the lead with a goal from Florent Mollet in the 25th minute.
Despite their efforts, Jean-Clair Todibo and his teammates couldn’t turn the tide and had to accept defeat with a minimal score. With this result, Nice missed the opportunity to reclaim the top spot from Paris Saint-Germain, losing their unbeaten record since the beginning of the season.