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Erik ten Hag is looking to refine his squad and ensure that it is fully dedicated to his tactics, leading Manchester United to consider offers for several notable players. Casemiro, Raphael Varane, and Jadon Sancho are all on the market, with potential flexibility for other team members.
In the past week, there were reports that the manager had lost some support within the team, which has only intensified his determination to decrease its size.
United’s belief is that Ten Hag is facing the consequences of numerous previous managers and that a major overhaul has been needed for a while. As a result, not all players up for transfers are considered to have a problem with the Dutch coach and some could benefit from a change as well. One example is Casemiro, who had an impressive season but does not fit the manager’s desired style of midfield play. Additionally, he is looking for new challenges in his career at this point.
Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay were previously available for purchase, and almost left in the summer. However, Ten Hag acknowledges their efforts in earning a spot on the team and delivering significant moments and performances.
United will only make purchases after sales, particularly after a summer where they spent a significant amount of money.
At the top of the list are a central defender, likely to be Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo, and possibly another midfielder in the number eight position.
If Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% acquisition of Ineos is finalized by next week, they will have restricted control over the January approach. The football team, headed by Jean-Claude Blanc, intends to evaluate the club’s current functioning before making any major decisions.