Updated News Around the World

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has four players who need dropping for Brentford clash

Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they lock horns with Brentford on Saturday night. Erik ten Hag’s spell in the dugout started poorly with a 2-1 defeat to Brighton last time out. So Express Sport will now take a look at four players who need dropping after that fixture.

Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot was on target in the defeat to Brighton, with the United star scoring a consolation in the second half.

But, overall, it was a poor performance from the Portugal international.

Dalot is now United’s first-choice right-back, something Jose Mourinho foresaw when he signed the 23-year-old back in the summer transfer window of 2018.

But so bad was his display against Graham Potter’s side it would be wise to reinstate Aaron Wan-Bissaka instead.

Though the former Crystal Palace star doesn’t ff the same offensive threat as Dalot, his prowess at the back and disciplined defending makes him worthy of selection.

Man Utd transfers: Man Utd have a De Jong swap deal that can change everything

Fred

Like McTominay, Fred is a good asset for United.

But, also like his team-mate, the Brazil international endured a horror show for the Red Devils as they slipped to defeat against Brighton last time out.

We’re aware that leaving both Fred and McTominay out of the team doesn’t provide United with much in reserve.

Yet it’s a decision that’s only logical, with that partnership failing to pay off.

Fred is better than McTominay but it’s evident neither player is up to standards over at Old Trafford.

Want the latest football news? Join our brand new Facebook group by clicking here

Ten Hag provides Man Utd team news

Speaking before the showdown with Brentford, Ten Hag revealed United took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly match.

“I don’t like them being behind closed doors but it was behind and we needed all the players to get the minutes in the legs,” he stated.

“Of course it’s best to get that in the league, but we have a squad and we need the squad.

“We need double positions and of course they can also show their capabilities to me and to the team, and get to the right fitness levels and work hard. That’s the most important thing.”

And he also revealed Cristiano Ronaldo was fit to start, adding: “So, he had a good training week, I thought he played a little bit longer than half an hour [against Brighton], I would say he now has two half a games.

“The starting XI, we will see tomorrow. I, of course, have made my decision but I [will] keep it.”

Want the new Man Utd shirt? Click here to buy it. 

Fred

Like McTominay, Fred is a good asset for United.

But, also like his team-mate, the Brazil international endured a horror show for the Red Devils as they slipped to defeat against Brighton last time out.

We’re aware that leaving both Fred and McTominay out of the team doesn’t provide United with much in reserve.

Yet it’s a decision that’s only logical, with that partnership failing to pay off.

Fred is better than McTominay but it’s evident neither player is up to standards over at Old Trafford.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! NewsUpdate is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.