Erik Ten Hag remains closely linked with the Manchester United job and the Ajax manager could reunite with one of his current stars if Marcus Rashford leaves the Red Devils
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The Brazilian attacking sensation has had a fantastic start in life at the Amsterdam giants since joining from Sao Paulo in the summer of 2020 for £14million. He has contributed eight goals and four assists in 23 Eredivise games and two goals and four assists in seven Champions League apparitions.
United manager target Erik Ten Hag is more than familiar with the 22-year-old’s impressive performances having overseen two promising seasons in European football; However, United would likely face competition like Liverpool and Barcelona. And if Rashford leaves the Red Devils at the end of the campaignUnited could fill the void by making a bold move for the Brazil international.
reports out TuttoJuve claims United “might launch an offensive” for the forward, who also contributed two goals and two assists in Brazil’s dominant World Cup qualifying campaign. However, the Red Devils would likely face stiff competition for his signature with many of Europe’s biggest football clubs reportedly courting the attacker.
Paris St Germain, arsenal, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich are all considered firm admirers of the Brazilian ace. But United could have an advantage if they appoint Ten Hag as manager as Anthony has already expressed his firm admiration for the 52-year-old Ajax manager.
“Any player under his tutelage becomes a better footballer through his training,” Antony told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Manchester evening news. “Since I arrived, he has placed a lot of trust in me and believed in what I can do.” I am grateful to him for that. I respect him very much.”
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Ten Hag’s reputation for nurturing young players more than precedes it. While his coaching skills have made European stars of Hakim Ziyech, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, Ten Hag is also a born winner.
He is currently on track to win his third straight Eredivise and Dutch Cup double at the European giants. And if Ten Hag enters the United dugout, he could look to repeat his magic with Antony to replace Rashford.
The Englishman has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s recent England squad after a series of frustrating performances for the Reds Devils. Amid Rashford’s uncertain future at the club, the United Academy starlet has been told to leave the Manchester red side Liverpool Ace Jamie Redknapp.
“This is a young man that I feel needs to go and explore and do something different,” Redknapp said Sky Sports by Rashford. “He looks like he just fell out of love with the game. Go somewhere and play because there is no doubt that there is a player in there.
“There will be hundreds of clubs that would want him. He had tremendous success against teams like Paris Saint-Germain in Europe. “Clubs in England would want him – Tottenham, Arsenal – everyone would want him. But I think his time is up Manchester United.”
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