MANCHESTER United is reportedly eyeing Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag to lead the Red Devils squad in the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Although there has been no confirmation from both parties, the British media say that Ten Hag has actually agreed to deal with Man United .
With this news, a number of players were then rumored to be bringing Ten Hag to Man United next season. Some of the players are promising young players, so who are they?
Here are the 4 players that Erik Ten Hag brought to Manchester United, quoting from Sportskeeda:
Timber is known to currently play for Ajax. At the age of 20, Timber has become Ten Hag’s mainstay in the back line of the team nicknamed de Godenzonen.
Timber is an aggressive centre-back who dominates his opponents and is calm on the ball. Not only has he defended well, but he has also been an active contributor going forward. The Dutchman has four goal contributions in all competitions for Ajax so far.
One thing to note here is that Timber started his career at right-back, and is often still used in that position when needed. Realizing that Man United is weak in defense, bringing Timber can be a solution to strengthen the team’s defense.
In addition to strengthening the back line, Ten Hag certainly wants Man United’s front line to be sharper when he is in charge of the team. A number of forward players are also rumored to be ready to be brought in by Ten Hag, one of which is Ajax winger, namely Antony Matheus dos Santos.
The young Brazilian star is a right winger who specializes in left foot. Currently playing under Ten Hag, Antony has performed spectacularly in both the Dutch League and the Champions League.
He also has two assists in the 2021-2022 Champions League.
Antony fits perfectly into Ten Hag’s system/ With the only left-footed right winger available at Manchester United being Amad Diallo, it’s very likely that Ten Hag will invite Antony to follow him to Old Trafford.
Ruben Neves is actually not new to Man United fans. Because the Wolverhampton Wanderers player has been rumored several times to join the Red Devils.
Even in the summer of 2021, it could be said that Neves was close to actually joining Man United. However, in the end it failed. Now Neves is then again rumored to be targeted by Man United and Ten Hag also seems to like the Portuguese player.
Moreover, there is an urgent need in the position of holding midfielder for Man United. Neves is said to be very suitable to fill the position of defensive midfielder at Man United.
1. Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez has performed exceptionally in this 2021-2022 season with Benfica. So far, Benfica has been able to play until the quarter-finals of the 2021-2022 Champions League thanks to the Uruguayan striker’s slick appearance.
Nunez’s most memorable performance was probably when he helped Benfica get rid of Barcelona from the Champions League this season. Meeting twice in the Group E phase, Nunez managed to help Benfica win 3-0 over Barcelona and draw 0-0.
At the time of killing Barcelona 3-0, Nunez also contributed two goals. With that ability, as well as being 22 years old, Ten Hag is reportedly attracted to him.
Ten Hag will make Nunez a priority to buy considering that Man United also needs a new sharp striker next season.