Manchester United is currently doing well in the Premier League, but there’ s a catch– they’ re also not playing so great. Despite Erik ten Hag’ s plans to make them an amazing transitional team, things haven’ t gone smoothly, and they’ ve struggled to look like a competent football team.
Although there was hope for improvement in Ten Hag’ s second season, Old Trafford hasn’ t been buzzing with positivity lately. After beating Luton Town, they entered the November break on a somewhat positive note, but disappointment in European competitions dampened the mood.
Now, let’ s talk about what Ten Hag and his team need to work on before their next game at Carrington.
Firstly, they need to figure out how to provide better support to their striker, Rasmus Hojlund. He’ s been doing well, but the team hasn’ t been creating enough opportunities for him to score. This is a crucial aspect that needs attention.
Next, United’ s goal- scoring has been a bit lackluster. Midfielders like Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay are leading the charts, while the forwards are struggling. Players like Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho need to find their goal- scoring form again. Being more clinical in front of the goal could solve many of their problems.
On the business side, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to acquire a 25% stake in United, potentially marking a new era for the club. This positive development off the pitch should ideally translate into better performance on the pitch. The players have a responsibility to step up and show more intensity, especially in terms of fitness and running.