Manchester United ready to start their summer transfer as Erik Ten Hag stays

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Erik Ten Hag’s situation at Manchester United for the past few days was up in the air. His performance and tactics were questioned by the board and was ready to get sacked. However, as per the reports from David Ornstein, Erik Ten Hag stays at Manchester United. There will soon be talks for a contract extension. INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe both came to a decision of keeping him at the club as the process kept dragging on bringing huge pressure on the club.

Fans were growing impatient. But after the news of Ten Hag staying in the club was announced, they let a sigh of relief. The club can now focus on how to improve the team. The club is mainly focusing on solidifying their defense as players like Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan Bissaka have left the squad as free agents.

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Ten Hag’s situation right now at United

Ten Hag’s job was seriously in danger when news and reports came that United are looking for new managers. Some of the names included Kieran Mckenna, Thomas Tuchel, De Zirbi and Mauricio Pochettino. However, the news of him staying solidified the fact he is the man who is trusted by the club to lead this team.

Thomas Tuchel was the closest one to get the job of managing the Reds. But, according to TheUnitedStand -via X, Tuchel and the Man United board did not agree with the financial terms which lead to Tuchel taking a break from management.

Erik Ten Hag already knows how he wants his team to play. He needs a young squad who are hungry for glory. They are now finding ways on how to improve the squad as a whole next season.

After Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United, several notable figures managed the club. However, Erik Ten Hag is the only manager to have won trophies in two consecutive years. In the last two years, he has reached three finals and won two of them. The previous season was tough for the team as they finished 8th in the league and faced countless injuries and setbacks. But they still managed to win the FA Cup by defeating the league winners Manchester City, 2-1 at Wembley.

Targets of Ten Hag for the next season

With the departure of Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan Bissaka, Ten Hag wants to focus on his defense. 21 years old, Jarrad Branthwaite is a key target for Manchester United. He is seen as a potential partner of Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez. The young English defender has been in an incredible form this season. However, United don’t want to drag the situation with Branthwaite as they have replacements for him with the likes of Todibo and Leny Yoro.

For the attack, Man United are keen on signing Bologna’s attacker Joshua Zirkzee. The 23 years old has been in an incredible form helping Bologna finish top 4 in Serie A. In the previous season, he has 16 goal contributions in 39 matches. Man United are really keen on creating a link between Hojlund and Zirkzee.

Erik Ten Hag is also planning to offload Casemiro and is finding replacements to partner up with academy star Kobbie Mainoo. They can take a look at players like Zubimendi and Mikel Merino from Laliga as some options to replace the Brazilian midfielder.

As featured on ManUNews.com

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