Ten Hag blacklists 13 players at Manchester United

Ten Hag blacklists 13 players at Manchester United

The Dutch manager is planning a full rebuild of Manchester United to compete for the Premier League in the 2023/24 season.

Erik ten Hag doesn’t achieve what he wants to achieve at Old Trafford. Finishing in the Premier League top four and winning the Europa League won’t be enough for a giant like Manchester United. They want more.

As the Daily Mail explains, the Dutch manager is aiming to win the Premier League at Old Trafford… and for this he is planning a revolution. So much so that Erik ten Hag is considering getting rid of as many as 13 players this summer. A radical turning point in his project.

This year, United have come a long way from battling Arsenal and Manchester City for the title. They are fourth, 17 points behind Mikel Arteta’s Gunners… that’s too big a gap. As the English media explain, “the humiliating defeats against Brentford, Manchester City and Liverpool were painful reminders of the amount of work Ten Hag and his staff still have to do at Old Trafford”.

Ten Hag blacklists 13 players at Manchester United

Players selected by Ten Hag

Anthony Elanga: The talent broke out as great talent but lost continuity over the months. There is a lot of interest in securing his signature, whether on loan or on a permanent transfer.

Eric Bailly: The former Villarreal player, on loan at Marseille, is not in the club’s plans.
Alex Telles: on loan to Sevilla this season. His definitive departure is required in the summer.

Harry Maguire: Although he kept his place in Gareth Southgate’s England, he lost his place in his XI at United. Has cachet in Premier League.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Ten Hag are targeting a new right-back to rival Diogo Dalot and that leaves him out, although he’s had minutes lately.

Donny van de Beek: Since his arrival from Ajax, he hasn’t taken off. His contract expires in 2025 and not even Ten Hag has managed to get him back on track.

Brandon Williams: The left-back has played just five minutes in the League Cup this season. There is no place.

Anthony Martial: Will this be the year of his final departure? He has fallen far short of the expectations he raised when he arrived at Old Trafford from Monaco. It can be a sale to make money.

Facundo Pellistri: Everything indicates that the Uruguayan, who had minutes in Qatar in 2022, will extend his contract… but it will be lent to earn minutes.

Amad Diallo: he has been loaned several times, but at Old Trafford they believe that the former Atalanta is not yet ready for the first team.

Victor Lindelof: Like Maguire, he has no place in the Manchester United team.

Phil Jones: his contract expires on June 30 and is not in Manchester United’s plans. Another central defender at the start.

Scott McTominay: Despite having a remarkable 2023, Ten Hag has other plans for the midfielder. And the Scot has no place.

Igbo Kennedy

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