Manchester United finally kicked off their Premier League campaign yesterday, after a very long break. However, Ten Hag's team lost their first game in the league, as they faced Brighton. Infact, this results came after a quite impressive preseason outing that saw the Red Devils a victorious 4-0 win against Fc Liverpool.
With the departures of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata, it is clear that Ten Hag has already begun his Manchester United squad clear out as he moves to return United to glory. Aside from the three, a number of other senior United players are on their way out.
Manchester United's season has been a shambles. After bringing in Sancho, Ronaldo, and Raphael Varane, the stage was set for Solskjaer to finally challenge for the Premier League. Unfortunately, you know what happened next: Solskjaer was unable to channel his talented squad into winning ways.
Former Manchester United's manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left the club in not so good time. He was relieved of his duties following the club's poor run of perfomances. The red devils were forced to part ways with the Norwegian with German tactician Ralf Rangnick taking over as the interim manager.
Christopher Nkunku According to reliable sources, Ralf Ragnick has highly recommended the signing of RB Leipzig talisman Christopher Nkunku who is currently one of the most in-form players in the league. Nkunku is known for his tactical versatility, pinpoint positional awareness, lightning pace, and the ability to read the game both in offensive and defensive situations, and all these attributes make him a suitable addition to the current Manchester United squad.
One could argue that Ten Hag's most difficult task at United will be getting United's midfield to gel. For years, the position has been ineffective, with Solskjaer and Rangnick failing to get the most out of the club's midfield talent. Ten Hag's task of revitalizing United's midfield became even more difficult after the summer departures of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Nemanja Matic.
If there is one aspect of the current Manchester United team that Ten Hag must address, it is the team's midfield. Fans have been pleading for the position to be strengthened for years, but to no avail. Solskjaer only signed one midfielder, Donny Van de Beek, who he surprisingly did not use.
The failure of Solskjaer to bring in a reliable midfielder cost him his job. Manchester United would not want to put Ten Hag in the same situation, and reports suggest that the club may sign one or two midfielders. Ruben Neves is one midfielder who could be brought in to help United's midfield.
1.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (2018-2021) Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played for Manchester United from 1996 all the way to 2007 and became an absolute living legend during and after his time playing for the Red Devils. A keen strategist even in his playing days, former manager Sir Alex Ferguson used to remark that Solskjaer would study a game from the bench, make note of what the opposing defence was doing wrong, and would usually deliver a devastating impact when he did arrive on the pitch.
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Luke Shaw Luke Shaw is probably having one of his worst spells at Manchester United and there is very little that he can do about it at the moment. The message is clear to him; Ragnick does not rate him as highly as Solskjaer did. His fingers are definitely crossed as he hopes that Ten Hag will have a different preconceived opinion about him.
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is trying much as he can to bring the Old Trafford side to the levels fans demands before his six months contract run out. After taking over from Solskjaer, the Manchester club hasn't performed to the levels fans wants and the German has opted to advises on how to line up his squad and get results that will please fans.
Manchester United have raised their expectations in Erik Ten Hag after he was confirmed to be the next manager. Ten Hag will take over from Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season and immediately, he will start rebuilding the squad. And the United new manager will be looking to be successful at Old Trafford and avoid mistakes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did when he was given the responsibility to lead the club.
Manchester United are one of the most successful teams in Europe. United have not enjoyed much success since sir Alex Ferguson retired. Under solskjaer, United had started to find great results. Solskjaer finished second second in the premier league last season.He also managed to reach the final of the Europa league, however they lost to Villarreal on penalties.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has identified manager Manchester United's need if they want to challenge for the Premier League title next season and be on the same levels of top clubs in English football. According to Manchester Evening News, Guardiola believes Erik Ten Hag is the right man for Manchester United in the managerial position.
Manchester United's hierarchy has made it clear to the club's supporters and the general public that they are actively seeking a permanent manager to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the start of next season. United fired Solskjaer after the club's dismal start to the season resulted in the club being relegated to the Premier League.
United will be keen to take home the three points as they bid to gain an advantage in the race for the top four on Sunday premier league clash. Meanwhile, City will be wanting a victory to extend their lead at the top of the table. "We have not been positive or aggressive enough, we could not get pressure on them like they did against us.
When Maguire was signed for £80 million in 2019, many believed United's defensive woes would be resolved. Nothing had changed after two years, so Solskjaer decided to spend £34 million on Varane in 2021, but even he hasn't fixed United's defensive problems. One of Ten Hag's summer priorities is to find the best solution for United's defence.
Karla Solskjaer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's daughter Karla Solskjaer has been a massive figure at the Women's U21 squad this season for Manchester United and many journalists have predicted that she might relive what her father achieved at Manchester United during his heydays. Karla Solskjaer has been very prolific in the season campaign and the fact that she has scored 14 goals in 14 games as an attacking midfielder shows that she has a lot of potential of becoming a great player, even better than her father.
Rangnick has hinted that after abandoning his 4-2-2 formation, he will now rely on the 4-3-3 formation to turn around Manchester United's fortunes this season. One impact of his 4-3-3 formation is that it has immediately brought out the best in United's dependable midfielder, Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United began the 2021/22 season under Ole Solskjaer's leadership. However, everything went wrong for Solskjaer as the Red Devils were defeated 5-0 at Old Trafford by Liverpool. Ole Solskjaer was fired as a result of his inconsistency, and Ralf Rangnick was hired in his place.