Ten Hag met Avram Glazer at United's New Jersey base on the first stop of their four-game tour of the US after revealing he intended to speak to the owners about the protracted takeover saga.

Despite final bids having been submitted for United weeks ago from rival ownership candidates Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, there has been no movement on the takeover.

It has emerged the Raine Group, the US investment bank handling the proposed sale of United, is becoming increasingly frustrated over the failure to accept a bid from either party.

Both parties have submitted bids in the region of £ 6 billion, but neither has been accepted because of disagreement within the Glazer family over whether to sell the club.

Joel and Avram Glazer are understood to want to remain in charge of United, but the rest of the family is pushing for a sale, which is the reason for the impasse with regard to the takeover.

It is understood Raine feels it has been asked to sell something that is essentially not for sale, despite formal bids having been submitted and meetings held with both interested parties.

Insiders say the typical sale of a club like United should take two to three months, but the Glazers first announced their intention to sell back in November last year.

"That’s also a club decision," Ten Hag said when asked about the takeover process. "I’m more often in contact with them (the Glazers) so this is a good opportunity to share ideas and we can talk informally. It is obvious I can give advice and recommendations, but the decision is on the club."

"You make the question to the wrong person," the Dutchman added when quizzed on how the situation might impact the club's summer transfer business. Man Utd have made two high-profile additions to their squad already this summer, bringing in England international Mason Mount from Chelsea and Inter Milan's Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, who worked under Ten Hag when both were at Ajax.

"Finance is not for me," Ten Hag continued. "I am aware about FFP (Financial Fair Play) rules etc. But across United, we do everything to get that target in."