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Erik ten Hag should swap two Manchester United players’ positions to “bring power”, says former defender



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It has been proposed that Erik ten Hag should swap the positions of two of his Manchester United players in order to “bring power” into the team.

Erik ten Hag‘s squad has been suffering from a loss of firepower at points this season due to injury woes and a lack of consistent results at Manchester United.

Multiple forward players have been unavailable at various points in the season so far, with the likes of Rasmus Højlund, Jadon Sancho, and Antony all spending time away from the squad due to either injury or off-field issues.

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The latter player, Antony, has recently returned to the side after spending two weeks away fighting abuse accusations but is usually a regular under Ten Hag on the right-hand side position.

However, it has been put forward by former United player Paul Parker that Antony should instead shift to the left side, with Alejandro Garnacho taking up the right-wing position.

“Everyone knows that the wide area has been the problem at Man United for years now. They have been lacking consistency for a long time and they are not providing anything,” he told BeMyBet.

“Antony has found his way back now, which also shouldn’t be too difficult because none of the wide players are performing well.

I think Antony could be a good player for Man United but I think he should play on the left instead of the right-hand side.”

Further to this, he explained that the reason behind this proposed change is that it would give the team more “power”.

“I think, giving Antony that position and giving Garnacho the chance on the right wing, would bring so much more power into this Man United team and Rasmus Højlund would really benefit from it.

“Antony would be able to deliver the ball early, so Hojlund doesn’t need to stop his run. With having wingers that go inside, that also slows down the tempo of the game and that’s not what a club like Man United should aim for.”