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Not satisfied with the team, Ten Hag did something that shocked the fans.


Man Utd news LIVE: Ten Hag targets Gakpo and De Jong as boss is ‘impatient’ for Red Devils improvement – updates

ERIK TEN HAG is ‘really impatient’ for improvements at Manchester United and wants to bring in Frenkie de Jong and Cody Gakpo as a matter of urgency.

The former Ajax boss spent the summer trying to convince De Jong to join the club but was unsuccessful in his pursuit.

But now, De Jong could finally be shown the exit door as Barcelona look to offload players following their Champions League exit.

Furthermore, PSV star Gakpo remains high on the priority list at Old Trafford.

Back Ron track

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo can top his 24-goal tally from last term.

That is despite the fact Ronaldo is not part of United’s starting line-up.

Ten Hag said: “It’s up to him, but I think when you collect all the chances he creates and the team creates for him in the last weeks, you see he’s still capable of getting in the right positions.

“And he’s still capable of finishing them. I think it’s possible, yeah”

Ferdinand’s training reveal

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has opened about the tough training sessions at the club – claiming they are more challenging than some real games.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “I always used to feel blessed I was at a club like Man Utd because we had so many great players. Every day you had to be on it or you would be embarrassed.

“Louis Saha was a great example. Phenomenally talented player, all of his attributes would test you daily.

“Robin Van Persie, Diego Forlan, playing off both feet and made sure you had to be on your toes. The obvious ones, the [Wayne] Rooneys, [Cristiano] Ronaldos and [Ruud] Van Nistelrooys.

“All of these players, you sit there in training, your friends would go ‘what’s it like playing against him?’

“I’ve got to get through the week first against my team-mates, let alone play on Saturday against whoever I’m playing against, so it’s good to have that”

Ten Hag impatient

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag admitted he is “impatient” for the Red Devils to improve.

Ten Hag said: “To develop the team takes time. You have to construct it from downstairs – you need the fundament before you go to the top, to the roof.

“Unfortunately it takes time and I don’t have time. I’m really the most impatient, but I have to [be patient]. It’s quite clear.

“Now, I think we’re getting better in defending with 11. I think players are more and more aware of it, that we have to do it with 11. Also our build-up, I think we’re improving from game to game.

“But you can’t increase the tempo of that process. I want it but we have to take the time for it”

De Jong available

Barcelona have put Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong as well as Memphis Depay up for sale.

De Jong and ex-United ace Memphis, who has been linked with Chelsea and Arsenal, could be sold as Barca’s Champions League exit deepened the Spaniards’ financial woes.

According to Sport, five players could be made available by the Blaugrana.

The midfielder was United manager Erik ten Hag’s summer transfer priority and the Red Devils even had a £71.5million bid accepted


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