Since Ten Hag took over last summer, the Red Devils have come a long way, with the exception of last Sunday’s thrashing at Anfield. This season, they have already won the Carabao Cup, and they hope that is just the beginning.
In fact, a number of personnel changes at Old Trafford helped United get back on track after a bad season. Several players left, and six new ones came in. Ten Hag knew many of the new players.
Two of those players came from his old team, Ajax, in the form of defender Lisandro Martinez and forward Antony. Even though United had to pay a lot of money for both players, they have helped turn around the team’s luck.
Because of this, Ten Hag is still linked to more raids on Ajax. And on Tuesday night, the United manager was linked to a summer move for Mohammed Kudus, the latest star player wanted by Dutch giants Ajax.
But his next attack on Ajax could very well be a defense.
Harry Maguire’s future is still unclear, so the United captain could be allowed to move on this summer. And since he has fallen behind Martinez and Raphael Varane in the pecking order, things are likely to get worse soon.
But when he left, there would be a hole to fill.
Because of this, Ten Hag is said to be looking back at Jurrien Timber.
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Romano says how likely it is that Man Utd will sign Jurrien Timber.Before they signed Martinez last summer, United was interested in the 21-year-old.
But it looks like they might be ready to go back in for him now, since the player wants to go somewhere else.
Now, when talking to Caught Offside, Romano says that Ten Hag is still a huge fan.
“Erik ten Hag has always been a big fan of Jurrien Timber, but at this point there’s nothing new or solid,” Romano said. “As of now, there’s nothing to say about Manchester United.
“Ajax doesn’t even want to talk to other teams about Timber anymore. But it will definitely be something to see in June. Timber signed a short contract last year because his dream is still to join another top European club in the future.”
With this contract, Timber has to stay at the Johan Cruyff ArenA until the summer of 2025. As a result, Ajax are reportedly willing to sell him this summer while he is still at his most valuable.
Timber can play both center back and right back, so it would make a lot of sense for United to sign him.
This summer, Ten Hag is also looking for a new right-back. Because of this, bringing in Timber as a backup for both positions could be a smart move.
Maguire’s departure could also be sped up by his arrival, and Aaron Wan-future Bissaka’s could be in danger.
Man Utd ‘negotiate’ with ‘record holder’, ‘I don’t know why he wants to leave the Club?’
David de Gea will expire his contract with Man Utd this summer, he is still the number 1 goalkeeper of the Red Devils and the Old Trafford team is ready to extend with this goalkeeper. However, the ManUtd side wants the player born in 1990 to reduce his salary.
The Spanish player is receiving £ 375,000 / week at Man Utd, in the new contract he can only meet a salary of £ 200,000 / week. Having to take a nearly 50% pay cut makes De Gea seem unhappy, which is why he has not decided to sign a new contract.
In case De Gea refuses to renew, Man Utd will buy a new goalkeeper. Brentford’s David Raya is being targeted, the goalkeeper plays well and is highly rated by Erik ten Hag. Recently, Man Utd legend – Gary Neville has pointed out the problems if Man Utd recruits David Raya. I said:
“I think Raya will consider if he receives an offer from Man Utd. I watched him play in a Brentford shirt. His contract with Brentford only has one year left, and if there are good opportunities he is hard to turn down.”
“He is a good goalkeeper, Raya can play at Man Utd. But he will certainly face enormous pressure if he arrives at Old Trafford. At Man Utd, the goalkeeper is the most difficult position, they will always be scrutinized if they make a mistake.”
“If the goalkeeper of other clubs in the same league makes a mistake, the story lasts a few days to a week, but at Man Utd, it is repeated weekly, monthly. There is always great pressure on United’s goalkeepers, and I think difficulties await for Raya if he decides to go to Old Trafford.”
Goalkeeper David de Gea is enjoying his 12th season as a Red Devils player. However, his long-term future is soon questioned as his current contract expires at the end of the season.
De Gea is said to have the highest income at Man United, around £375,000 a week. The 20-time English champion team w.a.n.t.e.d De Gea to reduce his salary before giving him a new contract.
The Spanish goalkeeper is said to be ready to meet the request of the host club to stay at Old Trafford. Last month, De Gea also expressed his desire to retire from Man United.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, active talks between De Gea and Man United over a new contract are ongoing.
Romano added that the Red Devils are trying to reach an agreement with the goalkeeper to reduce his salary and both sides hope to finalize the terms soon. In other words, De Gea is likely to continue to stick with Man Utd.
De Gea scored 181 clean sheets for Man United in a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final. He became the record holder for the most clean sheets in the club’s history, surpassing the legendary Peter Schmeichel.
Former player Louis Saha did not see the reason for the English star to walk through the door to leave Old Trafford.
Talking to Betfred, when asked if he would choose Diogo Dalot or Aaron Wan-Bissaka to start in the role of Manchester United’s right-back, former striker Louis Saha shared:
“I have no problem with both of these players, but I prefer Wan-Bissaka. His defensive quality is undeniable, he has improved in recent times and I ask for the player. So I would be really sad if Wan-Bissaka leaves in the summer.”
“I love Wan-Bissaka because he is so dedicated, and yes, players can make mistakes when they lose focus for a moment, but he has the physique of a player who will recover from mistakes. I made a mistake.”
“When Manchester United dominate in games – as they have done so much in recent months, Wan-Bissaka is a fortress. He may need more assists if he has to play every week. , but I don’t see why he would want to leave unless something was said in the team meeting or the locker room.”