Erik ten Hag plots Man Utd fitness boot camp as Ralf Rangnick admits players struggled with pressing

Erik ten Hag plots Man Utd fitness boot camp as Ralf Rangnick admits players struggled with pressing

Rangnick claims that, with no pre-season, he was compelled to compromise as a result of he “couldn’t actually bodily develop and lift the extent of the group”, one thing Ten Hag is eager to handle as he seeks to enhance gamers’ conditioning and implement a urgent sport the place depth ranges could be sustained. 

Ronaldo is because of miss the Palace match with a recurrence of the hip flexor drawback that has troubled him at totally different junctures this season. 

Ten Hag has confused that he “can’t wait to work” with Ronaldo however United are eager to cut back the scoring burden this summer season on the Portugal ahead – whose 24 targets accounted for simply over a 3rd of the group’s targets in all competitions – and settle for that, at 37, he can’t be anticipated to play each sport subsequent season. 

Rangnick stated: “Cristiano scored just a few targets however, once more, Cristiano – and I’m not blaming him in any respect, he did nice in these video games – however he’s not a urgent monster. He’s not a participant, even when he was a younger participant, he was not crying, shouting, ‘Hurray, the opposite group has received the ball, the place can we win balls?’ 

“And the identical with fairly just a few different gamers; so we needed to make some compromises at one stage, perhaps we made just a few too many, that is additionally attainable, however we by no means discovered the precise steadiness between what do we’d like with the ball and with out the ball. 

“Even in possession, we didn’t create as many probabilities as we should always have finished.”


Ten Hag is eager for United to do their switch enterprise as shortly as attainable to permit time for brand spanking new recruits to mattress in. 

The recruitment of forwards and midfielders is being prioritised however Ten Hag additionally needs a top quality centre-back and a right-back, with the membership open to gives for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. 

Paul Pogba just isn’t anticipated to play any half in opposition to Palace because of the calf harm he suffered final month and has successfully performed his final sport for United. Juventus are hoping to beat Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to re-sign the France midfielder on a free switch, six years after he left for Old Trafford in an £89 million deal. 

Juventus have supplied Pogba a three-year deal price round £10 million a season following the newest spherical of talks together with his representatives in Turin this week, though PSG haven’t given up hope of snatching the participant from underneath the Italian membership’s noses. 

PSG are providing more cash than Juventus and are anticipated to make one ultimate try to steer Pogba to maneuver to the French capital now his worldwide team-mate, Kylian Mbappe, has turned down Real to stick with the membership. 

Having did not prise Mbappe away from PSG and having misplaced out to Manchester City on Erling Haaland, it stays to be seen if Real now make a late push to seize Pogba forward of Juve or PSG.

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