Manchester United Transfers: Ten Hag chooses 8 players to lead revival; Ward-Prowse, Bowen linked with summer moves

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Eight players chosen to lead Manchester United revival

Manchester United have recently confirmed that Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag is all set to take over at the club at the end of the season and the 52-year-old is already formulating plans for the next season.

According to a report from the Telegraph, the Ajax manager has already identified eight players he can trust when he begins rebuilding Manchester United next season.

The Red Devils are set for a major exodus at the end of this season with quite a few players nearing the end of their contracts.

Furthermore, there have been several underperformers at Manchester United over the last few seasons and Erik Ten Hag will have to get rid of the fringe players and reinforce the squad thoroughly.

While the report from Telegraph does not mention which eight players the Dutchman has chosen to lead his revolution at Old Trafford, it is believed that the 52-year-old is keen on resurrecting the careers of Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford among others.

It is fair to assume that the likes of David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Scott McTominay will all have a role to play at Manchester United under the new manager next season.

The report further states that the Ajax manager wants to sign a quality centre back who can partner the likes of Maguire next season.

Trio on Ten Hag’s radar

Meanwhile, Manchester United have been linked with the England international midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

The 27-year-old is not the only player on Ten Hag’s shortlist this summer and the newly appointed Manchester United manager is thought to be keeping tabs on the Netherlands left-back Tyrell Malacia and the West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen.

The Red Devils will need to bring in reinforcements all across the pitch and all three players could prove to be quality acquisitions for the Premier League side next season.