Erik Ten Hag disagreed with major Ralf Rangnick assessment

New Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag did not agree with former interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s earlier assessment that the Red Devils need to sign as many as 10 new players this summer.

That’s according to a recent report from Goal, who claim the Dutch tactician does not feel a squad overhaul on the scale of 10 new players is required.

Speaking earlier in the year while in charge of United, Rangnick, who spoke to reporters, as quoted by Sky Sports, said: “If you analyse the situation it is not difficult to analyse. For me, it is clear there will be six, seven, eight, maybe ten new players. Before you sign those players you need to be aware how you want to play.”

However, although agreeing that the squad’s size needed to be trimmed down and expected to address all areas of the team, it is unlikely that the 20-time league winners will make double figure signings this summer.

Instead, according to these latest reports, Ten Hag is far more likely to sign five players.

Read more: Ten Hag keen to maximise transfer budget with Christian Eriksen signing

Although no names are mentioned, it would be fair to assume the Dutch manager has highlighted a new centre-back, full-back, striker and at least two new midfielders following Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata’s impending departures.

However, regardless of how eager the United faithful are to welcome new signings, they may be forced to wait.

Ten Hag is currently away on holiday until the end of the month and has yet to meet the Red Devils’ playing squad in person.

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  1. I remember he said that number of players could be signed over 2-3 windows and not 3 years

  2. I think Ralf Rangnick lack of people management hence waa not able to win the hearts from the buyers and motivate the team. Furthermore he talked too much on TV and sometime did not give the respect to his players.

    1. I get you bro but remember, these players to a large have faulted previous managers in the past of not doing their jobs well. Well, I am not really going to press further on the matter “time will tell” and I hope the media will not dig inwards to find another scapegoat ahead of time.

  3. With the number of players leaving on frees and others looking for game time they will have to be replaced by either new signings or youth coming through. There may well be 10 new faces in the first team squad. And it must be remembered that Ten Hag hasn’t work with the team yet. He might end up agreeing with Rangnick.

  4. stupid article….RR said 10 new players but not in a single window…its impossible…ETH will def get 2-3 players this window and a few more in the next 2. Lets not forget about players like garner, alvaro & hannibal..thats another new addition to the team

  5. Ragnick should not be too forward to recommend, let’s wait until Erik train for the first time with his players and see what will happen.

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