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Manchester United's New Manager Has Eight Players He Wants To Persist With

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Manchester United's New Manager Has Eight Players He Wants To Persist With

Erik ten Hag is ready to build his first team around eight current Manchester United stars, including a group of young players at the club.

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On Thursday, United announced that Ten Hag would be the new permanent manager at Old Trafford, taking over when Ralf Rangnick's interim job ends in June.

It ends a long saga that started with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking in November and saw the club heavily linked with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino, before landing on Ajax manager Ten Hag.

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The 52-year-old has to turn around the fortunes of a failing club who are struggling to even finish in the top four in the Premier League this season.

Many fans will be hoping that he gets the chance to bring in some new signings in the transfer window, but the Dutchman is also willing to work with the current team.

According to the Guardian, Ten Hag believes that with his coaching eight players can really help take the club back to where it wants to be.

The report claims he wants to persist with Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Jadon Sancho from the first team, whilst also bringing through Hannibal Mejbri, Alejandro Garnacho and James Garner.

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Rashford will be relieved that he's amongst those names after his form has fallen off this season. Image: PA Images
Rashford will be relieved that he's amongst those names after his form has fallen off this season. Image: PA Images

Bruno is already well established in United's first team, and was extremely important in the side finishing inside the top four in 2020 and finishing second in 2021.

He recently signed a new deal at Old Trafford and his inclusion in the group will hardly come as a surprise, nor will Varane's or Sancho's, with the two players only joining last summer.

Rashford and McTominay both came through the academy at the club but have also both come in for a lot of criticism this season.

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The young players listed may excite the fans the most, especially as they've all been in the headlines recently for positive reasons.

Ronaldo handed Garnacho the match ball after scoring his recent hat-trick. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo handed Garnacho the match ball after scoring his recent hat-trick. Image: PA Images

Hannibal excited the fans on Tuesday night when he was the only United player who showed any fight, when he came on late in the battering by Liverpool.

Garnacho was in the news when he got embroiled in a war of words between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero, after the five time Ballon d'Or winner handed the young winger the ball after scoring a hat-trick against Norwich City.

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Whilst Garner has been on loan to Nottingham Forest all season receiving many plaudits. After the Championship side caused an upset in the FA Cup against Arsenal, there were calls for United to recall him.

Van de Beek will also be given a chance to win his place back. Image: PA Images
Van de Beek will also be given a chance to win his place back. Image: PA Images

Another player who could be used by Ten Hag is Donny van de Beek. The midfielder is currently on loan at Everton but was part of the Ajax team that came within a minute of the 2019 Champions League final.

The manager has spoken very highly of the 25-year-old in the past and he could soon become part of United's plans again, having struggled under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rangnick.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Transfers, Erik Ten Hag, Bruno Fernandes, Scott Mctominay, Marcus Rashford, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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