Good morning Man United fans
Erik ten Hag is expected to be a busy man when he’s finally confirmed as Manchester United’s next manager.
While plenty of summer signings are guaranteed, up to TWELVE players could reportedly leave the club to fund new transfers.
A complete squad overhaul is expected, with Tuesday night’s 4-0 defeat by Liverpool underscoring the need for change once again.
Ten Hag’s rebuilding at Manchester United will begin with the squad reduced to as few as a dozen players, according to the Mirror.
First in line at the departure gate are out-contract stars Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Lee Grant.
But at least six other players are also there.
However, Marco Van Basten reckons Ten Hag may have doubts about Man United’s takeover after they lost to Liverpool.
The Dutch legend told Ziggo Sport: “One has to wonder if Manchester United could have doubts about Erik ten Hag or should Erik ten Hag have doubts about Manchester United?
“I think that’s sad for such a big club.”
Meanwhile, Paul Scholes predicts United’s misery against Chelsea and Arsenal could continue.
The Red Devils meet the London clubs in their next round of Prem games and Scholses doesn’t hold his breath for a good score from the back-to-back clashes.
Scholes lamented: “They (Man United) look worse than a midfield team.
“You just can’t tell by looking at this performance. We’re going close to eighth place.
“Arsenal aren’t a great team, then there’s Chelsea. Those are two games they will lose.”
However, United ace Jesse Lingard insists the Red Devils will return to winning ways against the Gunners.
He said: “We’re going to go there with an attitude of winning, staying ahead, being intense, doing the fundamentals and having that energy to win the game.
“We have to work hard first before you can start playing, so win the one-on-one battles and then hopefully we’ll win the game.”
But United have a tough task ahead of them after Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Finally, a win against Arsenal at the weekend will boost United’s hopes of signing Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.
Rudiger is keen to play in the Champions League next season and the Red Devils’ hopes of a place in the top four may depend on how they fare against the Gunners.
That’s according to Manchester Evening News, who claim Rudiger is looking for a move to a team that will have a place in Europe’s elite competition next season.