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Dan Ashworth to take Newcastle to arbitration to engineer Manchester United move

Dan Ashworth will reportedly take Newcastle United to arbitration in an effort to facilitate his move to Manchester United. 

The 53-year-old agreed terms on a move to United in February but he was placed on gardening leave by the Magpies when he informed them about his decision to join Old Trafford. 

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS want Ashworth to become the Red Devils’ new sporting director but they have failed to agree a compensation with the Tyneside club. 

They reportedly wanted a figure up to £20 million in compensation but United were not willing to meet their valuation. 

According to The Athletic, the highly rated operator is set to take Newcastle to arbitration to help resolve the impasse. 

The Red Devils’ minority shareholders Jim Ratcliffe has vowed to restore the club’s former glories after announcing the purchase of the 25 percent stake in December.  

He has convinced Manchester City’s Omar Berrada to take over as their new CEO this summer, while Jason Wilcox has already been appointed as their technical director. 

But results on the pitch have been far from convincing as they are almost certain to miss out on Champions League football for next season. 

Erik ten Hag’s men beat Sheffield United 4-2 in their previous league outing, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a brace. 

But their display at Old Trafford wasn’t very satisfying for fans who will be hoping for a better performance against Burnley tomorrow, a game that is available to watch via Premier League live streams

United have also reached the FA Cup final but face a formidable challenge against Manchester City at Wembley. 

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