Erik has Hag will make big changes in the first few months of his reign at Old Trafford, according to reports, with up to 12 players set to leave the club this summer.
It looks increasingly likely that Ten Hag will be appointed permanent Manchester United manager in the coming days.
The 52-year-old, who has managed Eredivisie Ajax since 2017, will sign a three- or four-year contract with the Premier League fighters, according to The Guardian.
That report also suggests that Ten Hag has been given the final word on any transfer deals, and with the team performing below expectations, rumors are already circulating around possible additions to the squad.
Now, a list of arrivals and departures has emerged.
The Mirror reports that six players – Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Lee Grant – are all out of contract this summer and will therefore be leaving.
In addition to the above, Ten Hag may also allow the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Alex Telles, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly to come out in a review we haven’t seen at Old Trafford in years, if ever.
So who will Ten Hag look to bring in to strengthen his United squad?
According to the same report, United would be interested in England internationals Harry Kane and Declan Rice, although these transfers could easily wipe out the £200m transfer budget.
The more realistic and cheaper options include Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, who has been in fine form for the Portuguese side this season, scoring 31 goals in 37 games across all competitions.
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, another name that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, is also mentioned in the report as Ten Hag looks to strengthen key areas of the team.
All we know is that Erik ten Hag has serious work on his hands if he decides to take the job at Old Trafford.
On Tuesday night, following the club’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the league, caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick admitted United were six years behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.
“Jurgen arrived six years ago and if you compare the squad he inherited, he came after eight or nine games and finished eighth, this is the route where we are currently,” the former RB Leipzig coach said after full-time. .
“He averaged 1.6 points that season, but every transfer window after that, they develop the kind of squad we have today.”
Ralf Rangnick confirms Man United’s plans for a summer revolution: “There will be a rebuilding here. Six, seven, maybe TEN new players will come.” 🔴 #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2022
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