For the majority of the Manchester United squad, this is the first time they have met the coaching staff. The introductory session became very crucial in this inaugural practice.
According to internal sources, the introductory session of Ten Hag and his assistants lasted for several minutes. However, what they say is still a secret.
Of course, Ten Hag tried from the start to try to embrace all players without exception. This is very important for Manchester United’s pre-season journey going forward.
Steve McClaren’s Engagement
It was not only Ten Hag who attended this inaugural session. Steve McClaren the assistant was also seen actively leading the players’ training sessions when playing the ball.
For McClaren, working with the Ten Hag was nothing new. The two have collaborated at Twente and presented the Eredivisie title in the 2009/10 season.
In addition, this is also not the first time McClaren has served as assistant manager at Manchester United. He was Sir Alex Ferguson’s accomplice from 1999 to 2001.
The poor achievement of Manchester United’s 2021/22 season yesterday made the players return to Carrington with quite heavy pressure, namely to be able to get up in the new season.
However, Manchester United players such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alvaro Fernandez, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, to Alejandro Garnacho still look cheerful and full of smiles.
The players seem to bring a new spirit for a new era. Ten Hag himself hopes that this smile will be a positive sign to navigate the new season.
Erik ten Hag is known as a coach who likes to give opportunities to young players. It was very visible when he handled Ajax.
This was also seen in Ten Hag’s inaugural training session with the Manchester United squad. A number of young stars of the Red Devils looked enthusiastic following the training session.
For the first time, there are Alejandro Garnacho, Matej Kovar, Nathan Bishop, Ethan Laird, Bjorn Hardley, Will Fish and Fernandez, Charlie Savage, Zidane Iqbal, Charlie Wellens and Ethan Galbraith, Tahith Chong, Shola Shoretire, Hingga Noam Emeran.
In the new season there are usually players who have new jersey numbers. In the Manchester United squad this time, it happened to left-back Alvaro Fernandez.
Last season, Fernandez wore number 74 in the Manchester United main squad. From now on, the 19-year-old left-back will get the number 42.
This means that Fernandez could be getting a bigger share in the Manchester United main squad for this new season.
As previously reported, it is claimed that Ronaldo is considering leaving because he is worried about the slow movement of Manchester United in the transfer window. Until now, the Red Devils have not recruited players at all.
A number of top European clubs began to be linked with Ronaldo. These clubs are Bayern Munich, Chelsea, AS Roma, to Sporting Lisbon.
Replacing Peter Schmeichel will never be an easy task for any goalkeeper. Taibi was far from the mark when he signed for United.
The Italian cost him £4.5m, but even that seemed overpriced after several appearances, including a horror display against Southampton and a 5-0 loss to Chelsea.
Newcastle paid 8.5 million euros to re-sign the centre-back from Rangers in 2005. But, it failed.
One of his most phenomenal mistakes was against Liverpool where he failed to make the most basic clearance before tackling Peter Crouch. After 41 appearances for the Magpies, he somehow managed to secure a move to Italian giants Juventus.
Everton spent £5 million to bring the centre-back to Goodison Park. After four years at Udinese, his career on Merseyside is definitely one to forget.
The Dane has only made one appearance for the Toffees, having picked up a groin injury before the ball was even kicked. He missed the first few months of the 2005/2006 season.
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Dundee has scored just three goals in the German league for Karlsruher SC. However, that did not stop Liverpool from signing him in 1998 for £2 million.
He only managed to make three appearances as a substitute towards the end of the season, and was one of the worst players to ever wear the Reds jersey.
Kezman impressed in the Dutch League by scoring 105 goals in 122 games for PSV.
But Kezman’s career with Chelsea in the Premier League did not go smoothly, he was only able to score seven goals in 40 appearances.
Manchester United have a habit of recruiting talented young players and turning them into stars.
But sadly they misfired when they signed Bebe in 2010. The Portuguese winger arrived with a lot of hype following him, but his debut season at the club was shaky. He only scored two goals in seven appearances in all competitions.
During his four years at Old Trafford, he was loaned out to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira before leaving for Benfica without playing for the Red Devils again.
Manchester United are reportedly chasing the signature of Frenkie De Jong . This transfer has the potential to be one of the most expensive transfers this summer.
Since being appointed as Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag has asked the Red Devils management to bring in De Jong. The Barcelona midfielder is considered a key player so that United can play the game scheme desired by the manager.
But so far this transfer process is quite tough. Barcelona reportedly want a transfer fee of around 85 million euros for the midfielder’s transfer this summer.
If this transfer becomes a reality, De Jong will enter the list of the 10 most expensive transfers for Manchester United. Including the list of the most expensive midfielders bought by the Red Devils.
In their history, United had brought in a number of midfielders with expensive price tags. But most of them even flop at MU.
Marouane Fellaini is in the top 10 most expensive midfielders for Manchester United. The frizzy-haired midfielder was David Moyes’ only signing in the summer of 2013 for 32.4 million euros from Everton.
Fellaini strengthened MU for quite a long time. He made 177 appearances for the Red Devils, contributing 22 goals and 12 assists.
This figure is worse than his record at Everton, where he also appeared 177 times for the Toffees and scored 33 goals and 26 assists.
In the ranking of the eight most expensive midfielders ever bought MU is Ander Herrera. He joined the Red Devils in 2015 from Athletic Bilbao.
Throughout defending MU, Herrera can be said to be one of the favorite players of the Red Devils fans. Because he has great passion and always appears adamant throughout the game.
While defending MU, he was down in 189 total matches. He scored 20 goals and 27 assists for the Red Devils, which is quite a good record when compared to when he was at Bilbao, where he only scored 11 goals and 19 assists.
In 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson made a big surprise in the transfer market. He signed one of the best midfielders in Serie A at the time, namely Juan Sebastian Veron from Lazio for a ransom of 42.6 million Euros.
Veron’s performance is actually not too bad. He scored a total of 11 goals and 14 assists from 80 appearances for the Red Devils, but that performance was considered a failure given the very expensive transfer fee at the time.
As a result, he was released by Manchester United after two seasons with Chelsea. Where the performance is also not encouraging.
In 2016, Manchester United broke the world transfer record. They paid 100 million Euros to Juventus to bring back Paul Pogba.
This transfer can be said to be an irony. Because in 2012 Manchester United released Pogba to Juventus as a free agent and they had to pay a very high price to send him home.
MU’s grief is increasing because Pogba can be said to be a ‘bogus investment’ for them. For six years defending MU, the midfielder was difficult to play consistently.
He left Manchester United this summer as a free agent again, and has been linked with a return to Juventus. He also had time to look for trouble by throwing scathing comments to MU in his dokuemter film.
Erling Haaland is one of the most talked about names when the 2021/2022 season is over. The Norwegian player has become one of the hottest assets, which has become a bone of contention for a number of top European clubs.
Manchester City are the lucky club to get Haaland’s signature. They only had to spend 75 million euros to woo Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Not only were they lucky to get Haaland, City managed to get Haaland at a much lower dowry than the official price. Haaland’s own tag is estimated at 150 million euros.
Haaland’s official price shows the performance of the 21-year-old player. This price tag also makes Haaland one of the most expensive U-23 players in the world.
Besides Haaland, there are a number of other U-23 players who also have exorbitant prices.
Who are the most expensive U-23 footballers in the world today? Here are ten of them.
Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs resigns from the chair of Wales coach, fails to enliven the 2022 World Cup
The legend of Manchester United , Ryan Giggs on Monday (20/6/2022) evening UK time announced his decision to resign from the chair of Wales coach .
Giggs has actually been in charge of Wales coach since 2018. However, Giggs has been on leave since November 2020 and followed up on the case of domestic violence that he committed to his girlfriend at that time.
Giggs’ domestic violence case against his ex-lover is still ongoing and Giggs is scheduled to go on trial in August 2022.
With this resignation, it is confirmed that Giggs will not accompany Wales in Qatar at the 2022 World Cup from November to December.
Ryan Giggs Announcement
In an official statement, Giggs stated that he made the decision to step down because he wanted Wales to concentrate fully on their current coach, Rob Page.
“After much deliberation, I have decided to step down from my position as manager of the men’s Wales national team,” Giggs said as quoted by BBC Sport.
“It has always been an honor and a privilege to coach my country but it is true that the Welsh FA, coaching staff and players prepare for the [World Cup] tournament with certainty, clarity and without speculation surrounding their head coach position.”
Giggs insists he is reluctant to mess up Wales’ preparations for the 2022 World Cup, while still defending his case.
“As has been well publicized, I plead not guilty to the criminal charges heard at Manchester Crown Court.
‘While I am confident in our judicial process, I wish the case would have been heard earlier to allow me to continue my managerial responsibilities. Through no one’s fault, this case has been adjourned.”
“I don’t want the country’s preparations for the World Cup to be affected, destabilized, or threatened in any way by the continuing interest surrounding this case.”
Before the match as Manchester United manager , Erik ten Hag was immediately in a bad scenario. Because, some of the players who became Ten Hag’s transfer targets refused to move to United.
After a very difficult 2021/2022 season, United welcomes a new period with Ten Hag in the 2022/2023 season. They hope to start a big project towards the era of glory.
United have a commitment to support Ten Hag’s plans in the transfer market. The Red Devils did not buy players in January 2022. So, they have big financial support to spend on players at the beginning of the 2022/2023 season.
However, United’s transfer market did not go according to Ten Hag’s expectations. Attempts to build a squad that fit the plan are in tatters. Ten Hag shooting players are reluctant to move closer to Old Trafford.
Which players have refused to move to United at the start of the 2022/2023 season?
Ten Hag needs additional players at the back. Because, Eric Bailly intends to move. Timber, his team when he was still at Ajax, became his main target.
Initially, Timber was very impressed with Ten Hag’s invitation to join United. Timber is interested in trying out a new adventure with United.
However, Louis van Gaal messed up United’s plans. The former United manager gave Timber a warning. Van Gaal asked Timber to play regularly and consistently if he wanted to be brought to the 2022 World Cup. Timber then abandoned the opportunity to move to United.
Darwin Nunez is part of United’s long-term plans. Ten Hag realized that Cristiano Ronaldo was unreliable for long and had to bring a top striker to United.
Nunez is the first choice. United are not passive on Nunez’s transfer. United made quite intense contact with the agent of the Uruguayan.
However, Nunez determines the control of his future. Nunez just wanted to move to Liverpool. The 22-year-old striker was finally bought by the Reds for a maximum transfer value of 100 million euros including bonuses.
Frenkie de Jong
De Jong was identified as the Ten Hag’s main target. They had a good collaboration at Ajax with the Eredivisie title and qualifying for the Champions League semifinals.
Barcelona opened up the opportunity to release De Jong for economic reasons. United have made a 60 million euro offer on Barcelona. However, the Catalan club asked United to increase their offer to 80 million euros.
De Jong is more likely to stay at Barcelona. For him, Barcelona is a dream club since childhood. “I am at the biggest club in the world at the moment and I feel fine there, so there is no news,” said De Jong.
Ten Hag sees the midfield as a point that needs to be addressed. So, apart from De Jong, Ten Hag wants Eriksen to come to Old Trafford. Ten Hag knows Eriksen well having trained at Ajax.
Eriksen’s contract with Brentford expires in June 2022. The club has submitted a new contract offer, but Eriksen has not responded.
Ten Hag has asked Eriksen to join United. However, Eriksen tends to choose Tottenham. Eriksen has a strong emotional bond with Tottenham. In addition, the Antonio Conte factor also made him closer to Tottenham.