Manchester United all are prepared to hand over the reins of the first team to Erik ten Hag this summer. The Dutch manager will take over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who will move upstairs in an advisory role.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Manchester United transfer stories for May 14, 2022:
Cristiano Ronaldo excited by the arrival of Erik ten Hag
Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping to win trophies under Erik ten Hag next season. The Dutchman is poised to lead Old Trafford this summer.
Ronaldo has had a difficult first season since returning to his old hunting ground from Juventus last year. The 37-year-old enjoyed his first title-free campaign in 12 years, despite being top scorer for his club with 24 goals across all competitions.
However, Ronaldo believes that the good times are coming with the arrival of Ten Hag imminent. Talk to the club websiteHowever, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner says the Dutchman will need time to adjust at United.
“What I know about him is that he has done a great job for Ajax, that he is an experienced coach. But we need to give him time. Everything needs to change the way he wants,” Ronaldo said.
“Of course, I hope we have success, because, if you succeed, Manchester will also succeed. I wish him the best. We are very happy and excited, not only as players, but as supporters. I wish him the best, and believe me, next year we will win trophies. “
Frank McAvennie criticizes Manchester United for Edinson Cavani’s decision
Before West Ham United Striker Frank McAvennie has criticized Manchester United for allow Edinson Cavani is gone. The Uruguayan is in the final two months of his contract with the Red Devils but has yet to be offered a new contract.
Talking to Football InsiderMcAvennie says that Cavani’s experience will play an important role for Ten Hag. He said of the outgoing Manchester United striker:
“It looks like Cavani is leaving, it’s a ridiculous decision. He’s an unbelievable striker, and he’s way ahead of some of the other attackers out there, let me tell you. When he plays, he scores, Simple as that. But for whatever reason, he hasn’t played this season. He’s got some appearances, but they’re all on the bench. You can see players like Sancho and Rashford playing, but both are struggling. “
“Next season will be very difficult for them; There will be a lot of new players. You need an experienced head to keep the peace and keep things steady. Cavani would be perfect for that, even if he doesn’t play that much. I know Ten Hag hasn’t even walked through the door yet, but this seems like the number one mistake to me. “
Paddy Kenny says the Red Devils will take more than 5 years to get back to their best
Manchester United could take more than five years to return to their best, according to former Leeds United Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny. The Red Devils have had a poor season and will not be playing in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Talking to Football InsiderKenny says Manchester United are a broken team, to be more specific:
“Where do you start with that team? I have no clue. It’s just broken; they are not a team. Everyone in the club should be completely embarrassed by the way they are performing. These guys are playing for Man United. It’s not good enough. No disrespect to Brighton, but they shouldn’t have been beaten 4-0. I’m not really surprised that Brighton won, but conceded four and barely gloved them, no. “
“Brighton didn’t score; a few weeks ago, they scored one goal in eight games. Man United is just a broken club, and there’s still a lot of work to be done to turn the tide. It could take more than five years. There’s just too much to fix there; it is not a quick fix. “