There is no denying that Manchester United is currently in a fast-paced environment, with manager Erik ten Hag receiving full backing from his squad for the tactics and methods he wants to employ on the field.
The Red Devils’ recent Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle United is certainly the first of many championships making their way to Old Trafford through Interstate 6.
The fact that the Dutch coach’s methods are effective on the practice field is a big plus, as is the fact that the players now have the confidence they lacked under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a result of the team’s quick maiden championship win.
United has gone a very long time without winning a trophy, but recently there has been a change in mentality and thinking that will undoubtedly work in the club’s favor.
But if they want to go further and compete for the most coveted trophies, they must add one or two elite players to their team.
Ten Hag is apparently keeping an eye on Frenkie De Jong of Barcelona after a somewhat poor performance in their Europa League meeting.
The Dutchman, who served as the engine of his nation’s team Ajax, would be partnered with Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes to form a strong midfield for United.
Unfortunately for Ten Hag, the field has changed because De Jong has rediscovered his form with Barcelona. So, it is unlikely that Ten Hag’s job will be as straightforward as it would have been six months ago.
Position of Manchester United on the futures of Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer
Erik ten Hag claims that it is still too early to decide whether Manchester United will attempt to keep Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer.
Weghorst and Sabitzer were brought in by United on loans from Burnley and Bayern Munich in January to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure and Christian Eriksen’s injury.
Sabitzer, 28, has started United’s last three Premier League games while Weghorst, 30, has started each of the 12 games for which he has been available. But, neither United nor any other team is compelled to sign either player.
I believe it’s far, much too early to talk about it, Ten Hag said.
First, the season has arrived. We should just focus on it. For the forthcoming season, there should be no delays.
“No, this specific time and season put us in the right situation. Because we are taking part in three contests, we want to be in this position.
Several supporters have tentatively brought up the possibility of a quadruple given that United is still in two cup competitions and third in the Premier League, although eight points behind Arsenal.
Prior to six games in 18 days across three competitions, Ten Hag dismissed the fact that there hadn’t been a query on United’s FA Cup opponents, West Ham United. The only thing we are doing is focusing on the next game; it’s for the fans.
“Us, I don’t recall hearing West Ham United mentioned within the ten minutes that we have been chatting. We can only discuss this since I believe that was the West Ham United press conference. We don’t have to talk about awards. Because West Ham United has a game tomorrow, we must talk about them.
We have high expectations for ourselves; we are ambitious, but we are ambitious to play better. I can’t change that. We need to perform better. High standards are required since it is what we should be aiming for consistently.