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Erik ten Hag has negative opinion on Man Utd squad despite agreeing to take charge

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Erik ten Hag feels Manchester United are a mismatch of players from different eras and knows it requires a ‘major cleanup’, according to reports.

The Dutchman has beaten Mauricio Pochettino to become the club’s next permanent manager.

And he’ll be hoping to succeed where the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all failed by bringing success and stability to Old Trafford.

On Tuesday night it emerged that United had struck a verbal agreement with Ten Hag that will see him take over at Old Trafford come the end of the campaign.

And, now, Dutch newspaper AD claim the 52-year-old is aware the current squad requires major surgery.

Ten Hag is said to feel the current crop is one without a connection, made up of players from different eras.

The likes of David De Gea and Phil Jones played under Sir Alex Ferguson and are the final two survivors from his reign, while Cristiano Ronaldo also dazzled during the Scot’s prime years in charge.

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Juan Mata was brought in when Moyes was manager and is still there now, eight years on.

Van Gaal recruited Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw, which he also gave debuts to Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard during his time in the dugout.

When Mourinho was manager, the Red Devils snapped up Paul Pogba, Fred and Diogo Dalot.

And pretty much the rest of the squad were recruited when Solskjaer ruled the roost and during his three years in charge.

Ten Hag knows United need ‘major surgery’.

And it’s inevitable that many big names are destined to be shown the door, with multiple players being tipped to depart.

Pogba should go on a free transfer, with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona all linked.

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Likewise Lingard, with United resigned to losing the England international having previously denied him a move away in January.

Edinson Cavani is ready to leave, too. Clubs from both South America and La Liga have been linked.

And there’s uncertainty over the futures of Rashford, Martial, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly as well.

Ten Hag will likely be ruthless when he takes charge of United.

And the Red Devils are hopeful behind the scenes that, if he’s given what he wants, he can bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag wants to bring a Dutch coach with experience of life at United with him to the Theatre of Dreams.

And reports have suggested Robin van Persie is a target.

Van Persie previously spent three years at Old Trafford where he played under Ferguson, Moyes and Van Gaal.

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And Luke Chadwick recently expressed a belief that Van Persie would be a good coaching asset for United if he’s persuaded into returning.

“I think it certainly helps having a player of Robin van Persie’s popularity at the club coming in to support the new manager,” Chadwick said.

“It sounds like a good idea.

“Something needs to change at United.

“The club have gone backwards since last season when they finished second in the league and then lost the Europa League final.

“Now they were knocked out of the first knockout round of the Champions League, and are struggling to get in the top four.

“There’s a lot of work for Ten Hag to do, but I think it would be a popular decision, especially with Van Persie there too.

“Let’s hope it’s given time to build a new dynasty at the club.”

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

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AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

See also  Man United's four January transfer deadline day signings as Old Trafford dreams came true

The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

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McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

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McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

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But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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