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Premier League lawsuit may help Erik ten Hag fix Manchester United’s cracks



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Manchester United will be looking towards the January window to fix some of the problems Erik ten Hag has faced so far this season.

Manchester United have been very leaky at the back this season, with the team having conceded 30 goals already this campaign – in comparison, they have only scored 25.

As well as messes at the top of the club in relation to the current takeover and off-field issues that have plagued his tenure in charge, Erik ten Hag has suffered from a series of injuries and runs of poor form from his defenders and midfielders, and it has become an issue that has affected the whole season.

With this in mind, several reports have explained that Ten Hag will be looking to dive into the January window to find reinforcements for both his defence and midfield, with cover and competition for the centre-back and defensive-midfield areas.

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One of the only clubs this season who may be in a worse state than United are Everton, who have received a 10-point Premier League deduction for breaking financial fair play rules.

Reports claim that Everton are set to be handed a £300 million lawsuit by Burnley, Leicester City, and Leeds United in relation to the respective relegation of these clubs in either the 20221/22 or 2022/23 seasons.

With this lawsuit on the horizon, the club may have no choice but to sell key assets in January in order to fund the fight against the lawsuit and/or payout should the lawsuit be successful, and this could aid Ten Hag greatly.

United have been linked to Everton players Jarrad Branthwaite and midfielder Amadou Onana, who have both impressed in the Premier League and provide great cover for Ten Hag in the positions necessary.