Erik ten Hag touchline ban explained as former Manchester United scout blasts Glazers

Sir Jim Ratcliffes 25 per cent stake purchase is expected to be ratified this week by the Glazers. The American owners have been slammed by a former United scout for their historic transfer failings.

Ratcliffe is due to take over sporting matters at the club upon arrival with several changes already afoot. Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag will have less control over proceedings in the clubs next match as he serves a one-game touchline ban for picking up three domestic yellow cards.

Erik ten Hag will not take up his usual touchline position this weekend when the Reds travel to Everton in the Premier League.

Ten Hag was issued an automatic one-game ban prior to the international break after picking up his third yellow card of the campaign against Luton Town.

Under new rules this season, a manager only needs to pick up three bookings to earn a touchline ban, reduced from last season&aposs four to try and prevent misconduct from the sidelines.

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Former United scout Marcel Bout believes he could have been an &aposideal guide&apos for manager Erik ten Hag, hitting out at the Glazers&apos running of the club.

The American family, who are very close to agreeing to sell a 25 per cent to INEOS, have been heavily criticised for employing a lack of football minds within the club&aposs boardroom in recent years. They have favoured figures with backgrounds in finance, including Richard Arnold, who stepped down as chief executive last week.