Newly appointed Manchester United head coach, Erik ten Hag has told the club’s chiefs to sign the entire first eleven new players. Reports before now were that he will like to sell out some players and bring in new ones but now it looks like he wants a new team entirely. Ten Hag was announced as Manchester United’s new manager recently and he penned a three-year contract with the option for a fourth.
Erik Ten Hag wants a full Manchester United Rebuild
Erik Ten Hag new contract also allows him to play an integral role in recruitment planning for the summer as soon as Ajax’s season is over. The contracts of several high-profile stars coming to the end at Old Trafford and players such as Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata, and Nemanja Matic will leave.
The futures of Portuguese skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, and Phil Jones are all also not clear. The Independent reports that their new Dutch coach feels the situation, coupled with the squad’s general underperformance, is a massive issue. The Ajax manager told United’s hierarchy they “could do with almost an entire XI” of new players to improve the level of the squad.
The manager is not trying to sell out all the players but he wants to add a combination of both first-team starters and backup players this summer. This is in line with interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s opinion as the German suggested United might sign up to ten players this summer