Man Utd board tell Ten Hag to ‘make a decision soon’ over future of struggling trio

The Man Utd hierarchy reportedly wants incoming manager Erik ten Hag to ‘make a decision soon’ over Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly.

Ten Hag will replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season following an impressive stint in charge of Ajax.

It is expected to be a busy summer transfer window after a bitterly disappointing season,

Man Utd will finish the season without a trophy for the fifth consecutive season and have also missed out on Champions League qualification.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Ten Hag met with the club’s board to hold talks in Amsterdam last week.

Romano says the board wants the Dutch manager to make a decision over the future of struggling trio Bailly, Wan-Bissaka and Rashford. He also provided an update on reported target Frenkie de Jong.

“Erik ten Hag had a meeting with part of the Manchester United board last week, this is confirmed,” Romano wrote for Caught Offside. “It happened in Amsterdam, and now he’s planning to fly to England this week to begin internal discussions but Ralf Rangnick will be in charge for United’s last game vs Crystal Palace.

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“In the meeting, there was talk of players already in the club, potential new signings and contracts, but also the backroom staff which will include Mitchell van der Gaag as requested by ten Hag.

“Manchester United want a decision from ten Hag soon over Eric Bailly, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and also Marcus Rashford, while Frenkie de Jong is certainly a name that has been discussed internally.

“De Jong has been on Ten Hag’s list for some time. They worked well together at Ajax, and the manager loves Frenkie, but the player’s priority is to play Champions League football next season.

“It won’t be easy for United either because Barcelona want at least €80-85m to sell De Jong, Xavi will do everything to keep him but it will depend on the financial situation of the club. We know there have been issues there recently, so that could mean further sales after Philippe Coutinho’s loan to Aston Villa was made permanent. We are still at the early stages, so keep an eye out.”

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