Images from Thursday’s training session provide some food for thought as Manchester United continues to get ready for this weekend’s Premier League match at Old Trafford against Brighton & Hove Albion. Those with sharp eyes will spot a few details that could shed light on Erik ten Hag’s hiring practices and the club’s culture. In this issue of Express Sport, we provide four observations that may foreshadow future events.
Rasmus Hojlund, the club’s £72 million striker, can be seen in numerous of Ten Hag’s training ground images and looks to be the focus of many of his drills. Maybe the Red Devils will give the Danish scorer his first start after he showed promise against Arsenal last time out.
Everyone is happy now.
The recent photographs revealed show a nice vibe among the group, which is the most significant lesson. As Rashford and Ten Hag joke and laugh it up, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof smile and exchange pleasantries. These photos from the practice field show that tensions between Jadon Sancho and Ten Hag have not yet boiled over.
Manchester United summer signing Sergio Reguilon was turned down by Burnley before Old Trafford transfer from Tottenham
United needed to recruit a new left-back since Luke Shaw went down with an ιnjury during the transfer window.Several names, such as Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella and Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso, were bandied around as possible replacements just before the deadline passed.
Reguilon was initially signed on loan from Tottenham, but Erik ten Hag ultimately decided to sign him permanently.
Spurs offered the Spanish player’s services to Burnley in the English Premier League.
The financials of the agreement prevented the Clarets from snatching up the Spanish player.
Despite Burnley’s failed attempt to acquire Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen, the club is still actively pursuing a left-back addition.
Despite being promised Reguilon days before United made their approach, the Clarets were unable to iron out the funds in time.
Chief Operating Officer for Burnley, Matt Williams, has said, “Left-backs are a bit of a rarity. Take Manchester United, for example, one of the most famous football teams in the world.
Luke Shaw is hurt, and Spurs end up signing a player we gave them a few days earlier.The decision not to sign him was made for financial reasons (loan costs, salary, etc.).
Shaw will be sidelined for a while due to a muscular ailment he sustained during practice last month.
The England international may be able to return to action as early as next month, but no firm date has been set.
Diogo Dalot has filled in at left back because Tyrell Malacia has been out all summer with an ιnjury.
United made a number of transactions during the transfer window, including the Deadline Day acquisition of Reguilon.
On the same day, Fiorentina loaned Sofyan Amrabat to the club.
Earlier in the summer, Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund all moved to Old Trafford.