A lot of work awaits Erik ten Hag in the coming transfer summer, especially on the departure side.

Sorting out: Erik ten Hag first has to slim down the Manchester United squad in order to then have space and financial means for the reinforcements that are so urgently needed, as the “Manchester Evening News” reports. Accordingly, the focus is primarily on loan players and their contracts largely expire in the summer of 2023.

Returnees: The main problem is that the players on loan at their new clubs didn’t really hit the spot. Axel Tuanzebe (24, SSC Napoli), for example, only made one appearance, while Anthony Martial (26, Sevilla FC) failed to score a goal at all. In the case of Andreas Pereira (26), a permanent transfer to Flamengo Rio de Janeiro will fail primarily due to the Brazilians’ lack of financial resources.

Bench pressers: Dean Henderson (25, Newcastle shows interest) and Phil Jones (30) also have no realistic chances of making an appearance. With Aaron Wan-Bissaka (24), a substantial transfer fee could even be achieved. Buyers are likely to be found in the Premier League in particular.

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