What Does Erik ten Hag Need to do to get Manchester United Back in the Top 4?

Grace Crispin

🟩 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS 🟩
Claim Bonus
New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.

What Does Erik ten Hag Need to do to get Manchester United Back in the Top 4?

Erik ten Hag will leave his position at Ajax at the end of the season with the Dutchman being appointed as Manchester United manager for the 2022/23 season and beyond.

Ten Hag will be inheriting the team from Ralf Rangnick, who will be keeping a role at United, in a part-time consultancy role despite also being announced as the Austrian National Team Manager.

The German is currently the interim manager of United, having been brought in to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, making Rangnick the seventh Manchester United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.

However, Rangnick hasn’t been able to change United’s fortunes in his time at the club with The Red Devils needing nine points from their next three games in order to avoid their worst Premier League finish since the disastrous 2013/2014 campaign under David Moyes and Ryan Giggs.

With this new culture of mediocrity at one of the most decorated clubs in World football - what does Erik ten Hag need to do to at least return The Red Devils to Champions League football?

⚽️ BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! (MOBILE ONLY) ⚽️
Claim Bonus
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below.

Reliable Transfers & Releasing Deadwood

Despite a somewhat blockbuster summer transfer window with the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, The Red Devils haven’t been able to improve their Premier League performances. Therefore, a big summer splurge could be very likely for United and ten Hag.

Ten Hag has reportedly been given a £200 million budget for his first transfer window in charge of Manchester United and had clear intentions to have power over the new transfers. Some of the names recently linked with United includes Sam Johnstone, Jurrien Timber, Max Aarons, Declan Rice, Frenkie De Jong, Kalvin Phillips, Antony, Pau Torres and Darwin Nunez.

Though these transfers would be good acquisitions, most would come with hefty price tags. ten Hag does supposedly have the budget, but considering The Red Devil’s recent history with big-money signings, reliability should also be a main focus for the Dutchman.

However, the outgoing players could be just as important for ten Hag’s success at United. Midfielder Nemanja Matic has already confirmed he’ll be leaving the club at the end of the season after five years at the club. Other players who are currently at the club but could be set to leave are Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Eric Bailly, Anthony Martial, Dean Henderson and Paul Pogba. Though not all of those set to leave can be categorised as ‘deadwood’, having a partial clean slate and being able to build with his own signings could be crucial for ten Hag’s success at United.

Premier League 2022/23 Odds

skybet

MANCHESTER UNITED TO FINISH IN THE TOP 4 OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE IN 2022/23 @ 10/11

Defensive Issues

The Manchester United backline has received a lot of criticism this season, and will be a big priority for the incoming ten Hag. The defensive line has seen a lot of change throughout the season, with injuries to Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw and the demotion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka leading to an inconsistency in personnel.

However, even with these changes considered, United’s defensive statistics are not where they thought they would be after spending the amount they have on their current backline (approximately £170 million).

The Red Devils have only seven clean sheets in 35 games, despite goalkeeper David De Gea having a fairly positive season - making 121 saves so far, the second-most in the Premier League and saving two penalties. Rangnick’s side have also scored the second most own goals in the league, with three, compounding their frailties at the back.

Manchester United have also conceded 52 goals this season, which is the eighth-most in the Premier League, this equates to an average of 1.49 goals conceded per match. In comparison, those battling for the last two Champions League places, Chelsea concede an average of 0.85 goals per match, Arsenal concedes 1.21 goals per match and Tottenham concedes an average of 1.15 goals per match.

This shows how vital a solid and dependable defence will be for Erik Ten Hag, especially in comparison to his competition for Champions League football.

United must also nail down some defensive midfield acquisitions to help solve this, as their mainstay duo of Fred and Scott McTominay offer little defensive protection. Perhaps someone along the lines of Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer from Marseille could help these issues, as signing him on a free would potentially give the Red Devils more leeway in the transfer market.

Premier League 2022/23 Odds

skybet

MANCHESTER UNITED TO WIN THE 2022/23 PREMIER LEAGUE @ 20/1

Dressing Room Problems

Following United’s 3 - 1 defeat to Arsenal, many, including player Jesse Lingard and United legend Paul Scholes made references to problems in the dressing room. Though Rangnick said that disappointment is to be expected after such games, with the defeat massively denting United’s top-four chances, the German did admit that the team don’t particularly get on well.

The captaincy is another potential issue at United, with reports earlier in the year alleging issues between Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo. Maguire, who has had a less than ideal season at United, has also drawn criticism of his leadership as well as his defensive capabilities.

A confident and united dressing room is a priority for Ten Hag, as it would provide a solid platform and strong comradery to rebuild Manchester United.

🔸 BET £10 AND GET £30 IN FREE BETS! 🔸
Claim Bonus
New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

⚽️ GET £30 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU PLACE A £10 BET ⚽️
New customers only. First single & e/w bet only odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes are not included in returns. Free bets are only redeemable on football. Free bets are non-withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions and further t&cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Bet £10 & Get £50 in free bets! 🟡
For new customers. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔸 BET £10 AND GET £30 IN FREE BETS! 🔸
New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Claim Bonus
⚽️ BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! (MOBILE ONLY) ⚽️
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus
⚽️ UP TO £50 MONEY BACK AS CASH IF ANY OF YOUR FIRST 5X £10 FOOTBALL BETS LOSE ⚽️
Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as Cash if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply
Get Offer
🔷 GET £30 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £10 🔷
Full T&C’s Apply. New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.
Claim Bonus
🟠 BET £10 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS! 🟠
*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org
CLAIM HERE
🔴 GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5 🔴
18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟩 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS 🟩
New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔹 GET £30 IN BONUSES WHEN YOU BET £5 🔹
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
⚜️ GET A FREE BET UP TO £35 + 10 FREE SPINS ⚜️
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free online casino spins at QuinnCasino. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
🕋 BET £5 & GET £30 IN BONUSES 🕋
18+ New Customers opt in, bet £5 & get 2x £10 Free Bets for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 35x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card Payments only. T&Cs Apply, see below. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🟣 BET £10 & GET £60 FREE BETS! 🟣
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+). First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 UP TO £40 MONEY BACK AS BONUSES + A £10 CASINO BONUS 🟢
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first sports bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's. #Ad
Claim Bonus
🔵 BET £10 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS + ACCA REWARDS OF YOUR CHOICE! 🔵
New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&C's Apply **18+. Choose either Boost or Insurance. Available for in-play/pre-match bets on selected sports. You cannot use specials, boosts, any free bet or any other promotion. A minimum of 5 selections and minimum odds of 1/5 per selection/leg to receive Acca Rewards. Minimum stake of £/€0.05. Max free bet refund of £/€20 per Acca for Insurance. Maximum bonus payout is €/£1,000 per Acca for boost. Free bets, cashed out or voided bets will not qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
♥️ GET £40 FREE PLAY PLUS A £10 FREE SPORTS BET! ♥️
1st time depositors only. Min. deposit £10. Use code FAPOKER. Free Play given as cash, Spin & Go tickets, and a Sports Free Bet over 6 days. Tickets expire after 24 hours. Withdrawal restricted during bonus period. Terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🔵 GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5 🔵
18+ New UK & ROI Customers only. Min deposit £5. Min first £5 bet at minimum odds 1/2 to qualify for 1x 20 free bet. Certain deposit methods and bet types excl. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! ⚫️
*New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus