Let’s see some of the news about the Manchester United football club.
Ten Hag speaks about Martial, the Fulham game, and Van de Beek
On Fulham game
When Manchester United travels to play Fulham this weekend, Erik ten Hag anticipates a difficult test for his team.
He predicted that the game would be challenging in his pre-game press conference.
“Everything in the Premier League is close. I’ve seen that Fulham plays out of the back with a lot of energy and skill. To earn a result, you must perform well there. To get the desired outcome, we must exert every effort.”
?️ Ten Hag on Fulham: “They also play really decent football out from the back – I remember the game against Liverpool at the start of the season. So you have to be really good there to get a result.” #mufc #mujournal
— The United Journal (@theutdjournal) November 11, 2022
On Brandon Williams & Aaron Wan-Bissaka
A squad report was also supplied by Ten Hag, who expressed concern about the right-back position due to Diogo Dalot’s suspension for the trip to Craven Cottage.
The Dutchman talked about the development of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams, two full-backs who have experienced injury problems this year.
According to Ten Hag, they haven’t gotten along well in recent months. “Brandon battled but is moving in the right path. He wasn’t available due to a nasty injury. Next week, he will return to training camp and travel to Cadiz.”
“Aaron struggles too, but from a different angle. He’s had several accidents and sicknesses, so he wasn’t available, but he doesn’t have a severe issue. He must get extremely fit if he is to challenge Diogo in the second half of the season.”
On Donny Van de Beek
Donny van de Beek, whose troubles since joining Man Utd two years ago make his World Cup absence understandable, according to his former Ajax manager Ten Hag, who claimed to have “certainly seen him better in the past.”
He continued, “I don’t think a loan makes sense. He has two options: “Either he battles and proves himself in this environment, or he leaves.” “But for me, he can still find a way. However, it will be complex due to the fierce rivalry there.”
Ten Hag on Donny van de Beek: "I don't think a loan [makes] sense. It's either he fights [for] himself and proves himself, in this atmosphere in this environment, or he goes."
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 11, 2022
On Anthony Martial
Following acknowledging that Anthony Martial’s absence has been a “problem” during his brief time as Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag claims that Martial will play a crucial role after the World Cup.
According to Man Utd’s manager, Martial plays very well in many different parts of the game.
“Except for his availability, I’m content. Clear. But it’s evident from my style of play that I like players like Anthony Martial.”
“He can keep the ball, making him a target because he can link up and sprint behind. He is quick, capable of finishing, and an effective presser.”
Asked whether Martial staying fit is key to Man Utd having a successful season, the United boss said: “Yes, definitely, yeah.”
Ten Hag: "It’s quite clear in my way of playing, I like the type that Anthony Martial is because he can hold the ball, he’s a target, he can link up, he can also run behind, he has speed, he can finish and he’s a good presser."
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 11, 2022
Reports: Ten Hag is keen on selling Maguire & Fred next summer
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is thinking about offloading Fred and Harry Maguire next summer.
The club is aware that they may have to take a significant loss on a player who cost them £80 million in the summer of 2019 since Erik ten Hag is determined to sell Maguire to raise money for a team makeover.
Jamie Jackson of The Guardian states, “Maguire signed a six-year contract with a 2026 extension option.”
“He might be challenged to move on for a price approaching £80m because of the length of his contract, his pay of roughly £190,000 per week, and his severe decline in form.”
? Erik ten Hag admires Harry Maguire’s professionalism but views his sluggish pace as a problem and wants to sell him to add true competition for Raphaël Varane and Lisandro Martínez and enhance the quality of the defence. @JamieJackson___ #MUFC ?✅
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) November 11, 2022
According to the journalist, Ten Hag respects Maguire’s professionalism but finds his pace problematic. He wants to transfer the England international to create genuine competition for Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
After Fred’s contract with Manchester United expires in June 2023, Erik ten Hag will release him.
The Brazilian is expected to leave Manchester United on a free transfer in the summer, according to The Guardian, despite being a regular starter under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Since Casemiro’s arrival and his partnering with Christian Eriksen, the two have become Ten Hag’s go-to holding midfield combinations.
Ten Hag wants his team to maintain possession while controlling the middle, which is not Fred’s most vital strength.
? Erik ten Hag is preparing to release Fred when the midfielder’s contract expires in June. #mufc have an option to extend his deal for another 12 months but this is not expected to be taken. [@JamieJackson___]
— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) November 11, 2022