Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is faced with a significant issue and may resort to a close ally of Mason Greenwood.
It was always going to take more than two summer transfer windows for Erik ten Hag to assemble a Manchester United team that could flawlessly carry out his exact tactical vision. He has spent $138.5 million on midfielders, for instance, since his arrival last year, and there is still a glaring need for more improvements.
Ten Hag is still on the lookout for midfielders who match his high-energy, press-resistant style as he works to make United the best transition team in football. Both Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount meet those criteria.
However, Casemiro, who joined United in a £70 million deal only in August after United unsuccessfully pursued Frenkie de Jong, a player with a completely different style, for the entire summer, is also past his prime, as are Christian Eriksen.
At Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Fred, and Donny van de Beek were already present. However, Ten Hag sold Fred and also displayed McTominay and Van de Beek in the store window while making Fernandes his captain.
Hope for the future can be found in Hannibal Mejbri and Kobbie Mainoo’s ascent through United’s academy belt. But given that his midfield continues to appear disorganized, Ten Hag needs starting quality right away.
By looking into the potential of bringing one of the club’s most promising academy graduates back to M16, he might be able to achieve exactly that.
Six-year-old Angel Gomes entered through the door. At age 13, he competed for United at the U17 level. Just one year later, he was a member of the U18s.