How the Man Utd team might look next season after 9 exits and Erik Ten Haag transfers
The incoming Man Utd boss has clearly already had several decisions on the squad at his disposal, with a vast array of players ready to exit, while a few fresh faces are expected.
Incoming Man United boss Eric ten Haag has his work cut out to shape the Red Devils’ current squad into his image.
The Dutchman is set to take the reins of the next campaign but has been in the UK for the past week and has been evaluating his squad with the transfer window opening in the next few weeks. Of course, the Red Devils’ summer business could potentially be affected by what competition they find themselves in.
After failing to make a Champions League place under Ralph Rangnik, the Old Trafford outfit are in danger of joining the Europa Conference League, with West Ham turning their necks down before the final day of the season.
Despite all this, several names have already been linked with the switch to United this summer, while many are expected to say goodbye to the current crop. With all that said, mirror sport Here’s a look at how Haag’s ten squad might look before 2022/23 begins.
David De Gea, Tom Heaton, Sam Johnstone
The first sacrifice of the Ten Hag rule may have been Academy graduate Dean Henderson. The former Sheffield United stopper is reportedly ‘ending off’ a move to Newcastle United.
He is expected to get out on loan, having previously enjoyed a successful period with Sheffield United in his career. Lee Grant is also expected to be among the departures this summer, whose contract is set to expire, with the Red Devils needing a back-up option.
The man could potentially be a pre-existing player at the club in the form of Sam Johnstone, although Tottenham Hotspur could represent significant competition for his services. After another outstanding campaign for the Spaniard, David de Gea will once again be the club’s undisputed number one.
Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe, Jurian Timbers, Lisandro Martinez
The defense could also be set to see a considerable overhaul with the arrival of Ten Hogs. Sky Sports have suggested the club is open to offers for both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly, so it is hard to envisage both of them being in Old Trafford’s next campaign.
One of last summer’s key arrivals, Rafael Varane, will likely be the first choice at the center of United’s defence, but the inconsistent form of both Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof doesn’t guarantee the pairing. Although they can still stay with the club.
Ten Haag is clearly eyeing some of its former players in an effort to bolster the club’s defence. Jurien Timber is a name that is mentioned regularly, while reports have suggested that Argentine Lysandro Martínez has been added to the Red Devils’ shortlist.
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Full-backs Luke Shaw and Alex Telles will likely remain with the club, while Diogo Dalot already clearly has a spot in Ten Haig’s plans. If United fail to deliver another loan after their disaster with Napoli, youngster Axel Tuanzebe could potentially be a surprise inclusion in the squad next season.
Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Hannibal Mejbury, Donny van de Beek, Enzo Fernandez, Ruben Neves
While Tuanzebe could potentially be in line for the next stint, the one man guaranteed to be back in the next stint at Old Trafford is Donny van de Beek. The Dutchman has been with struggling Everton but shone under his compatriot Ten Haag at Ajax, so the two will certainly be keen to resume that relationship as soon as possible.
Another player who could be set to come to Man United this summer is Wolverhampton Wanderers playwright Ruben Neves. The Portuguese have been linked with a switch for some time and were seen saying a potentially emotional farewell to supporters at Molineux – although their destination was unknown.
One final midfield addition that could come in the summer is River Plate starlet Enzo Fernandez. He has impressed in his homeland, with the Red Devils reportedly going head-to-head with Manchester City for his services.
Those three extra midfields will go a long way in making up for the losses the club is set to suffer this summer – Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata are all expected to leave. This leaves the likes of Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Fred and the young Hannibal Mejbury, who are set to remain the only current players.
Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Darwin Nunez
Despite having welcomed some big names to Old Trafford as Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo last summer – both of whom are expected to stay with the club despite being linked with the Portuguese’s exit – they again plunge into the transfer market. can put. additional attackers. One player the Red Devils are hoping to pursue in the window is Benfica’s Darwin Nunez.
The 34-goal Uruguay has garnered considerable attention throughout the campaign, with Arsenal also linked. Benfica have reportedly put a £51million (€60m) price tag on its head – a fee the Red Devils could potentially afford.
Academy graduates Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga add further depth to Ten Haig’s squad. Anthony Martial could be part of the Dutchman’s thoughts for the next term as Sevilla did not expect his loan deal to turn into a permanent move.
Edison Cavani could be one of the current crop of players saying goodbye. The former Paris Saint-Germain forward’s deal is at the end of an injury-ravaged campaign.
He could join Jesse Lingard in leaving the club, the academy graduate also out of contract this summer and joining the club at the age of seven.
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