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Can Manchester United turn disappointment into optimism?

Despite having Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, Manchester United were the most disappointing team in the Big Six

Significant pressure on the “Red Devils”

The pressure was on coach Erik ten Hag’s team when they faced Brentford on August 13 with the ultimate goal of winning after the “Red Devils” were defeated 1-2 at Old Trafford in the open match screen.

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“MU has had a bad start,” admitted Captain Harry Maguire. Mr. Ten Hag’s task of rebuilding and revitalizing the Premier League’s most popular team is difficult and being challenged. Last season, MU’s form was erratic, and it appears that nothing has changed this season. Ten Hag does not want to follow in the footsteps of Ole Solskjaer, who was fired in the middle of the 2021-2022 season after a poor start.

Before the Dutch strategist can bring in more recruits, he must first rekindle the spirit of his students in the “less good, more bad” march to Brentford. The inside of MU is still extremely volatile (it is said that many teammates feel “distracted, bored and annoyed” when Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet decided to leave or stay).

Will there be progress?

On the field, the “Red Devils” have a shaky defense, are out of breath in the middle, and their attack is “undefined.” Only the versatile rookie Christian Eriksen’s efforts are likely to bring victory. Cristiano Ronaldo is not in good enough shape to score a “team carry” like he did last season.

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If MU do not win against Brentford, they will face Liverpool in the third round, a team that crushed them 5-0 and 4-0 in both matches last season. The difficult schedule will continue in September (against Arsenal) and October (against Man City, Tottenham, Chelsea…). That fear has come a long way!

Ex-Chelsea striker refuses to join Manchester United.

Manchester United has had a string of problems in the transfer market this summer. There is still no definitive answer for Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, forcing the Red Devils to prepare for the worst-case scenario. Obviously, losing Ronaldo will be devastating for Manchester United, who only have one central striker in Anthony Martial.

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As a result, Manchester United has recently approached a number of top strikers, including Timo Werner. Werner was signed by Chelsea in the summer of 2020 as the best striker in the Bundesliga, but he was unable to adapt to the Premier League environment and became a “bomb.”

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Man United, on the other hand, is still interested in signing the German striker, and according to journalist Christian Falk (via The Hard Tackle), they have held talks with the 26-year-old striker to persuade him to move to Old Trafford. Werner, on the other hand, only wants to return to RB Leipzig, and Chelsea recently agreed to sell him to them for 20 million euros.

 

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