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Uk News Man Utd's woeful transfer window has left Erik ten Hag's revolution dependent on dead wood United Kingdom news
05 August 2022 - 15:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Manchester United announced a signing on Thursday.The handshake emoji preceded the announcement that the club had just signed a sponsorship deal with Snapdragon, a leading digital fan experience firm.“LOL” read the top reply. “If I speak, they will suspend me,” read the next. “Can they play up front?” read a third. And those were just the ones fit to print.New era, same old issues it seems. For all that Erik Ten Hag feels fresh and innovative – and brings an authority that cuts through much of the noise surrounding a club that lost all semblance of sanity last season – Manchester United remain weighed down by many of the issues that have undermined progress at Old Trafford.More from FootballEngland may have won the Euros but new Fifa rankings prove toppling USA is the real challenge05 August, 2022i's guide to the first weekend of the Premier League season - including every game on TV05 August, 2022Chelsea's chaotic transfer window is no reason to write off shrewd investor Todd Boehly05 August, 2022There’s a new man in charge but protest group The 1958 will hold the first of a series of protests against the Glazer family on Sunday against Brighton. Richard Arnold’s pub chat with some members of the group did not – to put it mildly – assuage the concerns of many lifelong Reds.Snapdragon clearly isn’t the problem. The future for monetising overseas fans lies in the augmented reality headsets that can bring Old Trafford to living rooms around the world. But smart chips don’t matter much when the club itself still appears incapable of boxing smart.It didn’t help that a few hours earlier, it had emerged that Anthony Martial would miss the season’s curtain raiser against Brighton. With Edison Cavani having departed and Mason Greenwood unavailable, it leaves Ten Hag with the unenviable dilemma of whether to rush a disenchanted Cristiano Ronaldo back into the fray just a few days after labelling his conduct in leaving the Rayo Vallecano friendly early as “unacceptable”.Marcus Rashford’s pre-season form means he will be given chances, while Jadon Sancho repaying a chunk of the huge investment the club made him in last season is long overdue. But for a club with deep pockets and a supposed yearning to learn from their recruitment mistakes, it doesn’t say much that they haven’t made any progress on signing the striker the club clearly needs to jump back into Champions League contention.Martial, after all, has returned after a loan spell at Sevilla that was thoroughly underwhelming.You could construct an argument that for all Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia are welcome additions, overall the squad is weaker at Old Trafford.

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.It looks like a mess and is hardly the start new CEO Richard Arnold would have wanted. There are another four weeks left of the transfer window to correct it, but Manchester United have a date with Liverpool before the month is out. They cannot afford to waste much more time.If the recruitment has not passed muster, there is more than a dash more enthusiasm about the big decision taken in the Spring on the man to take over after Ralf Rangnick’s unsatisfactory interim spell.Ten Hag has made the right noises and sources at the training ground tell i there is enthusiasm not just for his coaching but also for his genuine desire to restore standards at the club. The matter of fact way that he dealt with the Ronaldo issue – labelling his decision to leave at half-time as unsatisfactory – was a sign there will be no favourites under his regime.The leaks have stopped too, part of a club-wide effort to rid the club of the toxic cloud that drifted over it for long parts of last season. The dressing room, Ten Hag believes, must be unified and he has support from assistant manager Steve McClaren in restoring behaviours becoming of champions.More on Manchester United FCi's guide to the first weekend of the Premier League season - including every game on TV05 August, 2022PL predictions: City vs Liverpool too close to call, joy for Arsenal and Man Utd a mystery04 August, 2022Demba Ba: Why I fear for Chelsea, and how I nearly ended up at Man Utd last season04 August, 2022But it will be how the current squad adapt to Ten Hag’s style of football that will make or break the new man. His is a style of “shock and awe”, of sharp, one touch football that he has described as “maximum” width. In layman’s terms, he wants to get the ball into areas where it lures defenders in before exploiting the space left behind.It is a style that leans heavily on players making off-the-ball runs to “stress out” opponents. Energy is essential; submitting to what the team needs rather than your individual whims is the minimum requirement.It sounds fun but Manchester United isn’t a club where a style can be constructed slowly. Ten Hag’s staccato press conferences are fun now but if the team start to lose games, he could get the same treatment he got in Ajax, where doubters assembled fairly quickly.We should ring an October that includes a Manchester derby, a trip to Chelsea and home games against Spurs and Newcastle as a litmus test of the new man. By then, we’ll know so much more about a new regime that has it all to do to lift the familiar doubts.

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