Manchester United transfer problem identified as Erik ten Hag’s tactics explained

Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Thursday, April 14.

Ferdinand identifies United transfer problem

Rio Ferdinand has warned Erik ten Hag of the 10-year problem he’ll need to fix at Manchester United this summer if he becomes the club’s new manager.

United look to be closing in on the Ajax boss, with reports this week suggesting he has agreed a three-year deal to take over at Old Trafford. Ten Hag has emerged as United’s preferred candidate in recent weeks and was interviewed for the role last month.

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If and when his appointment is confirmed, the Dutchman will arrive at Old Trafford during a crucial summer after what has been a dismal season. With a number of players set to leave and question marks over the futures of others, the 52-year-old could have his work cut out for him.

Read more from Ferdinand here.

Ten Hag tactics explained

Ten Hag’s tactics for United have been explained by one of his former players.

Ten Hag is expected to arrive at Old Trafford next season having been interviewed last month and singled out as the preferred candidate by the United hierarchy. Ajax are expecting their manager to leave for England by the end of this season.

Attention is beginning to turn to how a Ten Hag United side could play if and when he takes over the club. Speaking to inews, Robbin Ruiter, who was coached by the current Ajax boss at Utrecht, explained the thinking behind his approach to football.

Read more on Ten Hag here.

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