Upcoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has already started fixing the disjointed squad

Upcoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has already started to mend the disjointed squad… and the Ajax boss is in regular contact with the heads of Old Trafford

  • Erik ten Hag will go to Manchester United after the current season
  • The Ajax boss has regular contact with the football department at Old Trafford
  • Ten Hag decides whether United players will remain out of contract with the club
  • United respects Ten Hag’s commitment to Ajax in the Dutch title race

Erik ten Hag is already working on the future of the players of Manchester United in between the leadership of the Ajax matches.

United respects Ten Hag’s commitments in the Netherlands in the midst of a title race – his side defeated PEC Zwolle 3-0 yesterday – but on days off he has regular contact with the football department led by John Murtough and Darren Fletcher.

The new manager will play a key role in deciding whether United players who are not under contract will receive offers to stay before he ends his stint in Amsterdam on May 15.

Erik ten Hag goes to Manchester United, but the club respects his Ajax role

Paul Pogba is one of the players who will no longer have a contract with United at the end of the season

Paul Pogba is one of the players who will no longer have a contract with United at the end of the season

So far there is no strong indication from Ten Hag that Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani – who are all leaving in the summer – should be secured.

Instead, there’s a belief that clearing squad spaces will allow the 52-year-old to make four or five signings.

In addition, Andreas Pereira, Anthony Martial and James Garner are all available to return from loan.

United technical director Darren Fletcher will play a key role at the club under Ten Hag

United technical director Darren Fletcher will play a key role at the club under Ten Hag

Former player Fletcher will play a more visible role in United’s recruiting process this summer.

Matt Judge, who often presided over meetings with potential targets and their agents, is leaving United and Fletcher will take over some of those responsibilities.

The Scot has won numerous trophies with United under Sir Alex Ferguson and is in a good position to get potential recruits excited about what playing means for the club.

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