Why Man United Will Never Play Like Ajax - Ten Hag

Manchester United is poised for a significant roster shift over the next two transfer windows in 2024, with a potential departure of at least 10 players looming.

Following the summer exits of David de Gea, Fred, Dean Henderson, and Anthony Elanga from Old Trafford, there’s anticipation for a further shake-up in the upcoming year.

Erik ten Hag, in charge of reshaping the squad, is set to initiate substantial changes over the next 12 months, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

Jonny Evans faces an impending contract expiration next June and is unlikely to receive a renewal, considering he’ll turn 36 in January.

Raphael Varane might also bid farewell to United due to diminished playing time this season. Ten Hag seems to favor Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the Frenchman in recent games.

While Lindelof’s contract concludes in 2024, there exists an option for a 12-month extension. Meanwhile, Maguire remains tied to the club until 2025.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka approaches the final six months of his contract, ongoing negotiations suggesting a possible extension.

Reports indicate a higher probability of midfield turnover compared to the summer window.

Apart from Fred, no other senior midfielder exited the club, despite West Ham’s interest in Scott McTominay. The arrival of Sofyan Amrabat on loan from Fiorentina occurred, with an option for United to secure his services permanently at the season’s end. However, Amrabat is yet to secure a consistent starting spot.

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Man United might consider capitalizing on the market value of experienced midfielders Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, both in their 30s.

Anthony Martial, now in his ninth season at the club, approaches the final six months of his contract. Despite a loan spell last year, a permanent departure seems improbable in the upcoming transfer window.

Additionally, the contracts of backup goalkeeper Tom Heaton and midfielder Hannibal Mejbri expire in 2024. While there’s an option to trigger a 12-month extension for Hannibal, Heaton’s contract lacks such a clause.