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Manchester United to cut 250 jobs

Manchester United are to cut 250 jobs as part of a determination to slash costs and scrap some "non-essential" activities.

United director Sir Dave Brailsford has led a wide-ranging review of club operations since Ineos’ co-ownership of the club was confirmed in December.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe had already told staff of his desire for them to return to working from club premises.

However, club sources now say financially significant transformation is required to halt the steepling rise in year-on-year costs.

The review has concluded, structure-wise, the size and shape of the club does not reflect the current football performance and they have more staff than they need.

Sources say cost savings have been identified around "non-essential" activities, which are to cease.

It is yet to be clarified what these activities are, but the aim is to reduce headcount and employee costs. United have 1,150 full-time members of staff.

Interim chief executive Jean-Claude Blanc delivered news of the cuts at an all-staff meeting with around 800 people present.

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