The Ineos billionaire is a lifelong United fan and is hoping to acquire the club from the Glazer family and Ten Hag revealed that their paths crossed when he visited the club's Carrington training complex on Friday (17.03.23).
Ten Hag stressed that he is completely focused on matters on the pitch ahead of the weekend's FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham.
The coach said: "I just met him and shook hands but I am focused on the game. Others in the club are dealing with potential investors."
Marcus Rashford has been in superb form this season and Ten Hag thinks that the decision to bring in Benni McCarthy to coach the club's strikers has worked wonders for the England forward.
Ten Hag said: "I think the most important [thing is] of course the way of play that gives him base and structure and the way of play is in his favour. I knew his skills. You also bring staff around who can make him better and make progress and I thought we needed one in the staff who was specific for strikers.
"He progressed during the season. He was not in the best shape when he started the season but the way of playing gives him a base and he brings his skills in and his attitude and mentality and that is bringing in a lot of progress and brings the team a lot of joy and gives him a lot of goals and us a lot of wins."