How Man Utd could look under Ten Hag including Ajax duo Antony & Gravenberch

How Man Utd could look under Ten Hag including Ajax duo Antony & Gravenberch

MANCHESTER UNITED could boast a new look next season if recently interviewed Erik ten Hag becomes their new manager.

SunSport exclusively revealed that the 52-year-old Ajax boss is the favorite to replace caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick as permanent head coach this summer.

He is understood to have edged out Mauricio Pochettino in the race for the hot seat at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag held talks with United bosses on Monday and had plenty of questions for his prospective employers, including the potential size of his transfer fund.

If Ten Hag lands the job properly, he could plan to attack Ajax with the budget he has for some of his best talent.

Winger Antony, 22, and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 19, are just two stars who could make a big difference at Old Trafford.

Although Bayern Munich’s reported interest in Wonderkid Gravenberch could make that particular signing difficult.

United have also been linked with a double whammy over rivals Leeds and Chelsea for 26-year-old Kalvin Phillips and 29-year-old Antonio Rudiger.

And the Red Devils could become a formidable team with Ten Hag at the helm.

In his favored 4-2-3-1 form, Ten Hag would probably put Antony and Jadon Sancho on either side of Bruno Fernandes.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in victory against Tottenham showed he remains the man to lead United’s attack.
And Gravenberch could share midfield duties with England star Phillips.

Meanwhile, Rudiger would take Harry Maguire’s place in the center of defense alongside Raphael Varane.

That would allow Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot to operate as attacking full-backs, with David De Gea in goal.

If Ten Hag opted for a more conservative 4-3-3, United’s backline would remain the same, except for the introduction of Aaron Wan-Bissaka for defensive stability.

But above, Antony and Sancho would operate close to the lone striker Ronaldo.

And in midfield, Phillips could take on a box-to-box role, leaving host McTominay to sit in front of the defense.

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