Immobilized in the East Market, Man Utd will have to regret it?
06 Feb 2022 | 04:34 | Football
Manchester United did not recruit any new names in January, although their squad was thinner than before.
Van de Beek’s talent
Manchester United decided not to recruit any new recruits in the last Eastern market. Coach Ralf Rangnick stated that he was satisfied with the current personnel situation of the home team. And in the opposite direction, the Red Devils also gave the green light to Anthony Martial and Donny Van de Beek to leave on loan to give them the opportunity to play more.
According to author Emmanuel Ayamga of Sportskeeda, Man Utd may regret its personnel plans in January because the current force is quite thin. Take a look at the game against Middlesbrough to see this statement more clearly.
Van de Beek and Martial left Man Utd on loan.
Coach Rangnick hit the field with almost the best names with Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo . But the good players could not help the home team win in 90 minutes, but had to decide on a penalty shootout and then lost after Anthony Elanga’s missed shot.
On the bench of Man Utd in this match, there are no factors that can bring hope to turn the situation around, or at least create some breakthrough situations. They did not have a Martial to be on the field and contribute to the goal in the match against West Ham. And there is not a player with the creative quality in the middle of the pitch like Van de Beek.
Basically, Man Utd is still a strong team, they can completely compete fairly to get into the top 4 of the Premier League. But do not forget that the Old Trafford team also has to play in an equally harsh arena – the Champions League.
Team depth is an issue that coach Rangnick has to face in the near future.
Emmanuel Ayamga believes that Man Utd will be very difficult for the rest of the season . Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof or Eric Bailly will return but that is still not enough, especially the attack personnel.
Mason Greenwood is entangled in a legal round . Jesse Lingard has rifts with coach Rangnick. Marcus Rashford has not been in good form, Jadon Sancho does not seem to have integrated with Man Utd. In addition, Anthony Elanga is also too inexperienced.
A busy February awaits Man Utd, where they have to play 6 matches, including the confrontation with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. If there are any force losses then the Red Devils will have a relatively hard time.