Manchester United will ramp up their preparations for the season finale today.
Ralf Rangnick’s team had just three days to prepare for their match against Crystal Palace on Sunday. A win for United would secure a place in the Europa League, but if they lose and West Ham defeats Brighton, they will be relegated to the UEFA Conference League for next season.
Erik ten Hag may attend the game after arriving in Manchester on Monday to begin work as the club’s new manager, but he will not be in command.
Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek has recovered from an injury. The Dutchman is on loan at Everton but hasn’t played in 10 games because of a thigh injury. Frank Lampard, on the other hand, has stated that he is in the squad for the Toffees’ vital match against Brentford tonight.
Kalvin Phillips “tells close friends” that he will not join United.
According to a rumor, United will have a competition to sign Kalvin Phillips this summer.
According to the Mirror, Pep Guardiola’s team are interested in signing the Leeds star to replace Fernandinho.
According to the article, Phillips has made it known to those close to him that he will not be joining United.
Antony teases a Manchester United transfer.
Antony has intimated that he will “always stand behind” Erik ten Hag if he joins Manchester United this summer.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Ajax, with Manchester United being mentioned as a potential destination. The 22-year-old has had a strong season in Amsterdam and would be a logical fit on the right side, where the Reds have struggled this season.
And it appears that the Brazilian might be willing to follow Ten Hag to Old Trafford if given the opportunity. The forward remarked in a video tribute to his leaving manager:
United and City put ‘pressure’ on River Plate midfielder.
Manchester United has been connected with River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has been linked with Benfica.
According to the Portuguese newspaper Record (via Sport Witness), officials from the Eagles have traveled to Buenos Aires for negotiations, which has ‘alarmed’ both Manchester United and Manchester City.
The two Manchester teams are reportedly increasing their efforts to recruit the 21-year-old, who is claimed to have a €20 million release clause.
Ten Hag has the Premier League’s “toughest of all jobs.”
Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham feels Erik ten Hag will have the most difficult job in the Premier League next season.
Ten Hag will, of course, become United’s next manager at the end of the season, and he confronts a massive assignment this summer in picking up the pieces of a disastrous season.
Sheringham, speaking to the MEN in collaboration with Genting Casino, believes the enormity of the problem facing Ten Hag is huge and explains why.