The landscape at Manchester United may undergo a significant transformation next season if Sir Jim Ratcliffe decides to part ways with Erik ten Hag.
The INEOS founder, set to acquire a 25 percent stake in United, has reportedly met with Graham Potter and sees him as the preferred candidate to replace Ten Hag.
If Potter takes charge, here’s a glimpse of how the Manchester United lineup could shape up in the 2024/25 season:
Goalkeeper – Onana
Despite Onana’s struggles, Potter might prioritize strengthening other areas, given the significant investment in the goalkeeper last summer.
Defence – Wan-Bissaka, Todibo, Martinez, Shaw
With Varane likely to leave, Potter could tap into OGC Nice connections for talented center-back Todibo to pair with Martinez.
Wan-Bissaka and Shaw would retain their full-back positions.
Midfield – Fofana, Gallagher, Fernandes
Potential departures like Casemiro and Van de Beek could prompt midfield changes. Gallagher’s reunion with Potter and the addition of Fofana from Ligue 1 could reshape the midfield trio, supporting captain Fernandes.
Attack – Mount, Rashford, Hojlund
Antony’s struggles might lead to his departure, and Potter could opt for Mount in a wide role, reuniting with him from their time at Chelsea.
Rashford and Garnacho would compete for the left wing, with Hojlund’s development a key focus.
Potter’s arrival could usher in a new era at Old Trafford, with strategic changes across the pitch.