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Erik ten Hag and John Murtough have fixed first problem that Ralf Rangnick identified at Manchester United

Before the postponements, Manchester United was scheduled to play Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.


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Erik ten Hag’s Premier League debut against Crystal Palace will have to wait a little longer.

Before their intentions to travel to Selhurst Park were canceled, United would have been seeking to make it five league wins in a straight on Sunday afternoon.

Following the news of The Queen’s death, the Premier League issued the following statement: “Premier League clubs paid respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a meeting this morning.

“To honor her amazing life and commitment to the nation, and as a gesture of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round, including Monday evening’s game, will be postponed.”

Ten Hag’s side won their fourth consecutive league game at Old Trafford last weekend, defeating league leaders Arsenal 3-1, due to a debut goal from Antony and two second-half goals from Marcus Rashford.

The game versus Palace on Sunday will be rescheduled, although the timing of the fixture considering Ten Hag’s recent domestic success is strange.

The last time these two sides played was on the final day of last season when Ralf Rangnick bid farewell to the club during his final game in command, and Ten Hag was in the bleachers as the Eagles won 1-0 thanks to a first-half Wilfried Zaha strike.

After the game, United’s former interim manager identified a significant issue that the Dutchman needed to address going ahead.

Rangnick stated, “I believe this team might benefit from more togetherness. On the field, there could be more teamwork.

“It’s also vital that when we think about new players – when the board and the manager think about new players – that we make sure they’re not only guys with the ability to strengthen the squad, but players who will invest in the team spirit.”

After losing to Brighton and Brentford, it appeared like United had not learned their lessons from last season. Ten Hag, on the other hand, seemed to have brought a sense of solidarity and cohesiveness that the Reds were severely lacking.

Four months after sitting in the stands at Selhurst Park, the former Ajax manager would have been on the touchline this weekend, witnessing a completely different United team. The wait to see if he can make it five Premier League wins in a row may be a little longer, but Ten Hag’s influence on this squad is already visible.

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