How Manchester United could line up under Erik ten Hag

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How Manchester United could line up under Erik ten Hag
How Manchester United could line up under Erik ten Hag

After the sacking of Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Manchester United announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season. Now they have announced the singing of Erik ten Hag as their permanent manger. It will be exciting to see the changes that the Dutchman will bring at Old Trafford with his experience in management and coaching. United has a star studded squad and it will be a question as to How Manchester United could line up under Erik ten Hag.

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United 12 years after leaving the club to join Real Madrid. The transfer completed in a €15 million deal with a potential further €8m in add-ons, according to sources. The 36-year-old has returned to Old Trafford and will sign a two-year contract. Ralf Rangnick has a plenty of attacking combinations at his disposal, and it will be very difficult for him to manage so many big names in the squad. It will be exciting to see How Manchester United could line up under Ralf Rangnick for the rest of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo was part of one of the most exciting forward lines in Premier League. He was linked up with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Ryan Giggs. That forward line of Manchester United used to blow the defenses of Premier Clubs back in the day.

How Manchester United could line up under Erik Ten Hag

How Manchester United could line up under Erik Ten Hag
How Manchester United could line up under Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United Lineup 2022 – Goalkeeper

Manchester United Lineup 2021 - Goalkeeper
Manchester United Lineup 2021 – Goalkeeper

Manchester United agreed a deal with Real Madrid last month to sign France World Cup winner Raphael Varane for a fee believed to be in region of £41m including add-ons. Varane is among the top defenders in the world and is also a World Cup and Champions League winner. He will boost up the Manchester United’s defence along with Harry Maguire. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw will play as full backs in the Manchester United Lineup 2021.

Manchester United Lineup 2022 – Midfielders

Manchester United Lineup under Ralf Rangnick- Midfielders
Manchester United Lineup under Ralf Rangnick- Midfielders

Paul Pogba could be shifted slightly deeper alongside Fred to accommodate Solskjaer’s other attacking options. Pogba and Fred will be the two defending midfielder in Manchester United Lineup 2021. Another options in the midfield are the likes of McTominay and Matic.

Manchester United Lineup 2021 - Jadon Sancho
Manchester United Lineup 2021 – Jadon Sancho

Bruno Fernandes is the first choice player to start in attacking midfield behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United have also completed an agreement with Jadon Sancho, keeping him at the club until June 2026, with an option of a further year. Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in four seasons with Borussia Dortmund. He will be deployed at the right flank. Another option in the right flank is Mason Greenwood. The youngster is able to play on either of the flanks.

Manchester United Lineup 2022 – Forwards

If Cavani ends up staying at United then Manchester United could also switched to a two-man strikeforce. Although it is unlikely that Ole will deploy two veteran forwards in the same XI.

Manchester United Lineup 2021 - Greenwood and Rashford
Manchester United Lineup 2021 – Greenwood and Rashford

England forward Marcus Rashford has undergone surgery on his shoulder and the procedure went well. The England international will be out for a long time. He could be back training within five weeks of surgery but it would be approximately 12 weeks until he returned to action, potentially ruling him out until late October. In the absence of Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo might be deployed at the left wing.

Manchester United Lineup 2021 - Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United Lineup 2021 – Cristiano Ronaldo

At his first spell with the club, Ronaldo played on both flanks and through the middle but the situation has changed a lot now. Ronaldo has turned himself into a striker in the past few years. It is most likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will play as the striker in the lineup. In attack, Ronaldo has the likes of Greenwood, Cavani, Martial and Rashford who will provide him with opportunities to score.