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United have spent almost £200 million on new signings, including Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Andre Onana, in a bid to continue the positive momentum of Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge.
But after three defeats in their first five Premier League matches – the latest being a dismal 3-1 home defeat to Brighton – it is questionable whether United are in a better place.
United manager Ten Hag has criticized Sancho for failing to meet the required standards in training when explaining the decision to omit the 23-year-old from his squad during the recent Premier League defeat to Arsenal.
In a forest clearing, a gravel path gives way to a square of asphalt the size of a football field. This is all that remains of what was once the landing strip of Munich-Riem Airport. It was from a point nearby that the Busby Babes began their final journey on February 6, 1958.
There are two thick white lines running down the middle of the tarmac, remnants of airport markings. But there’s not much else to identify it. Even those lines are speckled with tire tracks, telltale signs of kids finding a hidden spot to spin the cars in roaring circles, doing donuts after dark.
Echoes of the saddest moments in Manchester United’s history whisper to you as you stand there, looking into the distance where the track once led. “It’s now or never,” said Roger Byrne, United’s skipper, as British European Airways’ twin-engine Elizabethan sat on the tarmac, preparing to make its third takeoff attempt.
Read more of Mail Sport’s OLIVER HOLT’s article on one of the darkest days in the club’s history below.
Darren Bent has said he ‘doesn’t believe Marcus Rashford is a world-class footballer’, insisting ‘he lacks consistency compared to Arsenal star Bukayo Saka’.
Rashford scored 30 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United last season, being ranked as the club’s top scorer in the 2022-23 campaign.
His statistics after the first five games of the new Premier League season mirror those from the start of the previous campaign, with the winger recording a goal and an assist in his opening five league matches.
Rio Ferdinand has scathingly described the actions of Manchester United owners the Glazer family as “shameful” and placed the blame for recent poor results on their lack of communication.
“I always say that when something bad happens, it’s meant to bring something good,” he said in an article for GQ last month.
After putting in arguably his worst performance in a Manchester United shirt against Brighton, and United falling to three defeats in their first five games for the first time since 1989, he better hope “something good” comes delivered against Harry Kane and Co in Munich. .
Manchester United have denied reports their players were involved in a furious dressing room brawl following their 3-1 home defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
The Red Devils have continued their turbulent season which has been plagued by problems on and off the pitch – with Erik ten Hag already embroiled in a feud with Jadon Sancho over his performances in training.
The campaign has also been marked by supporters’ discontent over the Glazers’ failure to sell the club as takeover negotiations drag on, with the toxic atmosphere appearing to have an impact on the players after three defeats in their five first matches.
I’m sure this one is sure to get some blood boiling in the red half of Manchester…
The Red Devils have had a torrid start to the season and have lost three of their first five matches – having lost to Spurs, Arsenal and Brighton.
And, ahead of the Champions League opener against FK Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday, rival boss Guardiola was asked about the Red Devils’ early form.
The Champions League returns for a new season as Europe’s elite prepare to compete on club football’s biggest stage.
Manchester City want to maintain their status as European champions, while their rival United faces a formidable curtain-raiser against Bayern Munich.
Arsenal return to the Champions League after a six-year absence and Newcastle rejoin the table for the first time since 2003 as they look to qualify from the toughest group of the lot.
The Red Devils will face their old enemies, Bayern, tomorrow evening.
Free agent David de Gea is reportedly being offered the chance to return to Spain, with a La Liga club plotting a move for him.
De Gea has been without a club since the end of June after being released by Manchester United, after failing to agree new terms at Old Trafford.
Since leaving United where he spent 12 years of his career, De Gea has been linked with big moves to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Here’s one to start with this morning…
Manchester United staff have expressed concerns over the growing involvement of Erik ten Hag’s agent Kees Vos in transfer activity at Old Trafford.
Mail Sport can reveal that Vos’s Sports Entertainment Group has become the go-to agency for negotiating player signings and sales for United, as well as providing informal advice on the transfer market.
In another indication of the close relationship between the club and SEG, it can be revealed that Ten Hag’s son Nigel works for the agency as an analyst.
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As always, things continue at Old Trafford, where the pressure is mounting on Erik ten Hag’s shoulders, as the Dutch manager looks to juggle numerous behind-the-scenes problems and poor form on the pitch.
There is also the small question of a return to the Champions League to negotiate against German heavyweights Bayern Munich.
Stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest Man United news on what promises to be another action-packed day!
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