Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the Old Trafford side, the familiar chant of “Glory, glory Man United” has become more of a sorry feeling for the club that has 20 Premier League titles. Having gone through several managers, Manchester United has still not found its footing but looks hopeful with the arrival of the Dutch tactician Erik ten Hag

However, the former Ajax manager, was present in the stands when United lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace in the final game of the season and knows he has his work cut out for him.  

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With ten Hag as the coach and current interim manager Ralf Rangnick in an advisory position, the club looks to build a squad that would fit with the Dutchman’s playing philosophy. However, with a Europa spot and no possible chance at Champions League glory in the coming season, United is bound to have a hard time attracting talent. 

Antonio Rudiger, the Chelsea defender who’s headed to Real Madrid, was eyed by the Old Trafford side, but the player’s agents weren’t keen due to the club’s current standing. 

Now, United has confirmed that they are set on Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaving this summer, along with Edinson Cavani, who’ll be departing as a free agent. Fabrizio Romano, the Sky Sports journalist, confirmed the news, adding Wan-Bissaka’s future at United depends on proposals from other clubs, but United are on it. 

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The Dutchman has to fix United’s transfer problems once he steps in, and has identified the club’s erroneous transactions in the past as one of the reasons the PL side isn’t faring well. Erik ten Hag has accordingly sought the final say in any of United’s transfers. 

With his signature high-pressing playstyle, ten Hag is expected to bring numerous changes to the club, and United’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be departing as well. Ahead of the Palace fixture, Rangnick shared his opinions on the same, saying “Cristiano scored a few goals but, again, Cristiano – and I’m not blaming him at all, he did great in those games – but he’s not a pressing monster. He’s not a player – even when he was a young player – who was crying, shouting ‘hooray, the other team has got the ball, where can we win balls?'”, which clearly highlights the mismatch between the Portuguese forward’s abilities and what ten Hag wants in his team. 

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United’s new 52-year-old manager has already expressed an interest in bringing two Ajax players Jurrien Timber and Lisandro Martinez, to the club – to bolster the side’s pitiful defence with Harry Maguire’s antics arousing laughter or rage among football viewers. Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres is also of interest to United, as the club will see Nemanja Matic depart as well.