Erik ten Hag is but to formally take cost of Manchester United, together with his Ajax facet set to play their closing recreation of the season on Sunday as they wrap up a 3rd consecutive title-winning marketing campaign.
The Dutchman will take over from Ralf Rangnick on the finish of this season and he’s set to supervise the busiest summer season in fashionable historical past for Manchester United.
Wholesale adjustments to the squad are anticipated, with as much as ten gamers probably leaving the membership. Full-back is an space of concern to supporters however in accordance with stories, Ten Hag has already made his thoughts up on one in every of United’s huge defenders.
That’s in accordance with O Jogo, by way of Sport Witness, who say that Diogo Dalot, who has only one 12 months remaining on his contract at Previous Trafford, is ‘agency’ in Ten Hag’s plans forward of subsequent season. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are additionally reportedly in the identical class.
As per the report, Dalot’s capacity to play on both facet is interesting and the Dutchman reportedly trusts Dalot’s capabilities – an enormous enhance within the Portugal worldwide’s hopes of penning a brand new contract.
It’s, nevertheless, an enormous blow for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has endured a tricky third season on the membership and is now the topic of departure rumours.
The previous Crystal Palace star has misplaced his place to Dalot in latest months, with Rangnick displaying little or no religion within the Englishman.
In a summer season the place a big focus will likely be positioned on securing midfielders and strikers, Ten Hag could be smart to minimise the variety of adjustments within the backline.
Dalot is much from the right product on United’s proper flank however when it comes to the participant profile, he matches the invoice and would doubtless adapt higher to Ten Hag’s fashion, versus Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who fitted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s method higher.
Dalot impressed in his season-long mortgage at Milan final season and earned himself a call-up for the Portugal nationwide workforce, the place he has since grow to be an everyday. Clearly, there’s a good participant in there and it’s now as much as Ten Hag to seize that expertise.