With Man United seemingly turning the nook by way of outcomes and efficiency ranges, Erik ten Hag’s will certainly be happy that his aspect ought to now be judged as harm issues are subsiding and the gamers have been given time to work collectively for an extended interval.
The Dutchman has been below strain for months now given how poorly his aspect have performed for almost all of the 2023/24 marketing campaign, however the reality stays that with 14 video games left of the season, the Crimson Devils have clawed themselves as much as sixth place and are simply six factors from the Champions League spots.
They’ve additionally hit a wealthy vein of type simply on the proper time, with three of their subsequent 5 Premier League video games towards groups within the backside 4.
In the event that they’re in a position to finish the season within the prime 4, it makes them a way more enticing proposition to potential new signings, one in all whom has a previous affiliation with ten Hag.
“Matthijs de Ligt stays a participant to observe for this summer season. There have been rumours linking him with Man United however that’s an apparent hyperlink to make as he has a very good reference to Erik ten Hag going again to their Ajax days, however guys there’s nothing on this up to now,” Fabrizio Romano stated in his unique Every day Briefing for CaughtOffside
“Man United’s enterprise in the summertime switch market will depend upon the brand new director of soccer. We’re nonetheless ready for an announcement on that, so it’s too early to say or speculate on whether or not the Crimson Devils will make a transfer for De Ligt.”
Arsenal have additionally been linked with a transfer for the towering 24-year-old, however Romano is equally as particular about their present ideas.
“Arsenal are wanting into defenders for the summer season it’s true, however their most well-liked targets usually are not one thing that’s been determined upon but both,” he added.
From the participant’s perspective, leaving him on the bench for your entire recreation towards Bayer Leverkusen – a match which led to a 3-0 defeat for the Bavarians and opened up a five-point hole on the prime of the desk – is prone to be the final straw.