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5 problems Man Utd need to solve next summer

04 Mar 2022 | 12:56 | Football

 The 2021/22 campaign has not ended, but Man Utd is about to face a tumultuous summer.

Ralf Rangnick – Football professor

5. Appointment of a new captain

Ralf Rangnick only takes on the role of interim coach. After the end of the season, he will become a consultant for two years, so Man Utd is currently looking for a new captain. The Old Trafford team needs a high-class coach, orienting the long-term strategy for the club.
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 Who will be the captain of MU next season?

Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are the two leading candidates, along with many other names. Director John Murtough revealed the club must conduct a thorough assessment before making a decision.

4. Solve problems in the midfield

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic all face uncertain futures at Man Utd. Although Scott McTominay and Fred have completed the task well, they have not been able to confront the almighty midfield of Man City, Liverpool or Chelsea.

In particular, the Red Devils need to bring in a high-class interception midfielder, a painful problem that has caused them headaches for many years.

3. Do all you can to keep Paul Pogba?

 

Since returning from injury, the French star has had extremely impressive performances. Despite his contract expiring next summer, Pogba is still behaving professionally. He did not mention the future, and only focused on contributing to the club.

Man Utd are said to have offered a salary of up to £ 500,000 / week to convince the 28-year-old midfielder to sign a new contract, ready to make him the club’s highest-paid player, along with Cristiano Ronaldo. This move would disrupt the current salary structure. Is this a gamble for the Red Devils?

2. David de Gea is there Dean Henderson?

De Gea is undoubtedly one of the best names of MU this season. However, the Spaniard’s ability to distribute the ball is still questioned, which is increasingly important in modern football. He is also 31 years old, not young anymore.
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MU must make a choice. 

Dean Henderson is said to have run out of patience with the club. However, letting this talented goalkeeper go could make Man Utd regret it. Therefore, they need to decide who will be number one in the wooden frame next season.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo Conundrum

Ronaldo’s form has dropped alarmingly over the past two months, having only one goal in his last 10 appearances for the club. It seems that age has caught up with the Portuguese striker.

If Rangnick acts as an advisor, accompanying a captain with a common philosophy, Ronaldo may be a barrier in the strategy of shaping a new way of playing for the club. The question is whether Man Utd should continue to keep CR7?

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