Ratcliffe dismissed the idea of moving to sign Real Madrid's Bellingham in the near future.

Ratcliffe dismissed the idea of moving to sign Bellingham and Mabppe in the near future.

Man United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has ruled out Man United signing both Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham during the upcoming summer transfer window.

The INEOS chief recently acquired a 25% stake in Manchester United from the Glazer Family, in a deal worth over £1bn following years of supporter unrest and protests.

The 71-year-old has laid out a new way of thinking for the management at Old Trafford. While having a talk on the podcast of Geraint Thomas, Ratcliffe dismissed the idea of moving to sign Real Madrid’s Bellingham in the near future.

“He’s a great footballer but it’s not where our focus is,” Ratcliffe said when questioned on the potential arrival of Bellingham to Old Trafford.

“The solution isn’t spending a lot of money on a couple of great players. They’ve done that, if you look at the last 10 years.

“The first thing we need to do is get the right people in the right boxes, managing and organising the club. We must make sure we get recruitment right, such a vital part of running a football club is getting recruitment right, finding new players.”

When he was asked about the chances of signing Mbappe, he said: “I’d rather find the next Mbappe, rather than spend a fortune to buy success. It’s not that clever to buy Mbappe, anybody could figure that one out,” said the 71-year-old when quizzed on the availability of France’s World Cup winner.

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