Manchester United enjoyed a brilliant change of fortune after a disastrous start to their campaign. Erik ten Hag has picked up four wins along the way after losing the first two.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Manchester United transfer stories on September 5, 2022:
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave Old Trafford in the coming days, according to Turkish news agency Ajansspor via Caught offside.
The Portuguese has been craving a move to Manchester United all summer but has so far failed to achieve his wish. The 37-year-old has lifted his ban under Ten Hag and wants to leave in search of regular football.
Fenerbahce offered him a lifeline, and Ronaldo is said to have agreed a deal in principle to move to Turkey.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner started the last four games for the Reds from the bench. With Marcus Rashford Sublimating in the role of number 9, the Portuguese player’s struggle for game time is likely to continue. A move to Fenerbahce now seems to be his best bet to secure regular football.
Noel Whelan welcomes Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford
Noel Whelan believes the arrival of Christian Eriksen has added calm to the heart of Manchester United’s midfield. The Danish midfielder joined the Red Devils during a move to Bosman this summer and has become a regular for Ten Hag.
Talking to Football InsiderWhelan said that Eriksen’s arrival helped Bruno Fernandes play naturally.
“He has brought experience and a calm head to United. His every pass seems to be the right choice. I think they need that, and that helps Fernandes play more of a striker role and get in the right area,” Whelan said.
Whelan added that Dane has been a great fit at Old Trafford.
“Eriksen is one of those players that gives you faith and confidence going forward. Attackers know he’ll find them with the right pass and be there to clean up. To have someone like him in the striker position, it would be refreshing. It’s a really good fit. “
Eriksen ran the show against Arsenal on Sunday and was tried as Man of the Match.
Luke Chadwick gives many compliments to Antony
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick has heaped praise on new signing Antony. The Brazilian moved to Old Trafford this summer from Ajax and scored on his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.
Talking to Caught offsideChadwick says Ten Hag was vindicated in his decision to start Antony against the Gunners.
“I was surprised to see Antony start the game, but obviously it was the right decision. His goal was a lovely finish from a free movement. He’s a confident player, but it’s an added incentive for him to have such a good start and draw the crowd to his side. He had some quality moments throughout the game – lightning skill, created some chances,” said Chadwick.
Chadwick also pointed out that his former team now has two reverse wingers.
“It’s a little bit different from what we used to do at United, we are now playing with two reverse wingers. Now we have Sancho, who is right-footed, playing on the left, and obviously Antony, who is left-footed, playing from the right, and that means the right-backs are more focused in front. . Dalot did that well yesterday, and Malacia is also a really attacking full-back,” said Chadwick.
The Englishman has encouraged Antony to have an exciting season ahead of him.
“Antony couldn’t have hoped for a better start. He won’t practice with the team for that long, but again, I’m sure he knows the style Ten Hag plays really well, and that’s why he got straight into the team. . I think we can expect a really exciting season with Antony,” said Chadwick.
Manchester United next face Real Sociedad on Thursday (September 8) in their UEFA Europa League opener at Old Trafford.