Man United’s incoming manager, Erik ten Hag, wants to move on from Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back position.
There’s no doubt that the rebuilding job at Old Trafford is a huge one. It’s going to take time to ensure Erik ten Hag has all the pieces in place to enjoy success.
That said, we have to start somewhere – and wholesale squad changes have to be made this summer in order to get us off to a good start.
Ten Hag’s style is in complete contrast to his predecessor. United will no longer play a fast-paced counter-attacking style. Rather, the Ajax boss will want to see us press high and play on the front foot.
It looks as though Ten Hag has identified the full-back spots as the genuine position of need, according to Simon Mullock in The Mirror.
Although the article primarily discusses the left-back position, Mullock claims Ten Hag wants to replace the 24-year-old United star, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, in the right-back slot too. That’s because the former Crystal Palace man doesn’t suit his managerial style.
Ten Hag requires his full-backs to build play from the back and as we all know, that’s the weakness in Wan-Bissaka’s game. Although he’s a fantastic tackler, probably the best in the league, it doesn’t really fall in line with what United’s new gaffer wants to achieve.
Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui is named as one possible option, while the idea of floating Jurrien Timber as a right-back is another potential strategy.
One thing seems clear. Ten Hag will build his team from the back, looking to solve United’s porous defence first and foremost. This seems like a smart strategy given how bad we’ve been across the back four all season long…
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