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Erik ten Hag ‘doesn’t want’ Man United outcast despite ‘big problems’, says former Red



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Manchester United and Erik ten Hag are still looking to sell players in the last weeks of the transfer window.

The Premier League campaign began last week and United have had a difficult start to the season.

Despite an opening win against Wolves, it was an unconvincing performance from the Dutchman’s side.

They were then punished in the second half against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, losing the game 2-0, continuing their shocking record away from home that plagued them last term.

One factor in United’s start has been the adjusting midfield dynamic with Mason Mount now in the team.

Casemiro has looked off the mark so far but he’s also been left exposed on a number of occasions at the base of United’s midfield.

There are arguments within the fanbase whether Mount can play in the position alongside the Brazilian. United have also been linked to Sofyan Amrabat and Ryan Gravenberch – both could suit that role.

Yet, whether Ten Hag is offered the funds to add another signing to his engine room is uncertain and depends on outgoings.

Gary Neville, who played 398 Premier League games for the Old Trafford club, believes that there will be ‘big problems’ at United if the boss isn’t gifted that signing.

The former right-back and now Sky Sports pundit suggests that Scott McTominay’s place at the club is uncertain, with it being ‘clear’ that Ten Hag does not want to reintroduce him to the midfield even though the current setup’s long term success is up for debate.

“Ten Hag wants a No.6 who can play alongside Casemiro and right now the club can’t sell players to fund him,” said Neville.

“If they look at the first two weeks they have to fund him or there will be big problems. What is clear is that Ten Hag does not want to go back to Scott McTominay.”