Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes that the biggest issue causing MU's decline is not the coach, but their own players
Erik Ten Hag, who takes over at Old Trafford from Ralf Rangnick, is expected to help Man Utd recover from a disappointing 2021/2022 season. Last season, the ‘Theater of Dreams’ saw no title, finished outside the top 4, internal strife, and players out of form.
Although the summer tour produced extremely positive results, coach Ten Hag’s teachers and students were dealt a 1-2 defeat in the first match of the English Premier League. Brighton. All of their flaws were exposed once more: a haphazard defense, a lack of cohesion, a terrible midfield, a lack of football ideas, depressed players…
It was thought that changing the general would improve the team’s fortunes, but it is clear that MU’s problem is not limited to the person in charge. Former Liverpool player Steve Nicol believes MU’s problem is with their own players:
“Anyone can be on the training ground from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but if the players are not performing well, the team will not win. This forces the coach to call out these names and replace them with new ones. people with enough class – better names”
Even if Pep Guardiola were to take over at Manchester United, the loss would still go to the ‘Red Devils,’ according to the Liverpool legend: “I’m sure if I transfer Ten Hag to Man City and Pep to MU, MU will still lose.”
Steve Nicol was a Liverpool legend from 1981 to 1994. The former Scottish player won four national championships, three FA Cups, and the Champions League title in the 1983/1984 season while wearing the ‘Red Brigade’ jersey.
The chairman of Manchester United is in Turin.
Man United have spent a significant amount of time this summer pursuing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona. Erik ten Hag believes De Jong is the ideal player to assist him in running his game at Old Trafford.
Even though Manchester United has reached an agreement with Barcelona, the pursuit of the Dutch player has come to a halt. As a result, Manchester United turned to other targets to fill the gaps in their squad.
The Red Devils are interested in Adrien Rabiot and have agreed a fee of £ 15 million with Juventus. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently revealed that Manchester United director of football John Murtough will meet Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique in Turin on Friday (local time). Personal terms have yet to be agreed upon between the English team and the French player, and this is crucial.
Adrien Rabiot, 27, is entering the peak years of his playing career this year. He has 22 club and national trophies to his name, including six national titles with PSG and Juventus, 15 domestic cups, and an international title, the UEFA Nations League.