Manchester United confirm Premier League squad as takeover bidder dealt financial blow

Manchester United have submitted their official 25-man squad for the Premier League season.

After the closure of the summer transfer window, Premier League sides were required to submit an updated 25-man squad list this week and Erik ten Hag has now confirmed which players will be available for selection.

Five of the club&aposs newest arrivals, Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Altay Bayindir, Sergio Reguilon and Sofyan Amrabat, have been named in the squad, but Rasmus Hojlund has not been included because of his age.

Premier League rules state Under-21 players don&apost need to be registered in the squad, which is why Hojlund is not on the list.

Read more on United&aposs Premier League squad here.

Manchester United takeover bidder and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been dealt a double financial blow amid his ongoing attempts to assume control at Old Trafford.

Proposals headed-up by Sheikh Jassim, from Qatar, and Sir Jim – via his INEOS company – have yet to be accepted by the Glazer family and United remain at a crossroads off the field. That means the Premier League giants are still being guided from the top by their much-maligned American owners.

Due to the red tape involved, Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim has remained silent since putting forward his offer but, during a rare interview, Sir Jim recently stated that failure is not an option for him as the Glazer family continue to mull over which one is their preferred option.

Following that sit-down chat, the 70-year-old – who grew up in Failsworth and has supported United all his life – has seen his two major chemical firms record net losses in the second quarter of 2023. However, that news is understood not to come as too much of a concern to the businessman.