Manchester United players including Cristiano Ronaldo were all smiles in training after it emerged Erik ten Hag had agreed to take over at Old Trafford. The Ajax boss is poised to replace Ralf Rangnick at the end of the campaign. Yet though it’s been an underwhelming campaign for the Red Devils, members of the squad still seem to be in good spirits.
And players training on Wednesday seemed to be delighted with the news as they were put through their paces by Rangnick at Carrington.
Ronaldo had a big smile in his face as the veteran got to work, despite the Portugal international being in the spotlight after allegedly breaking a young supporter’s phone in their 1-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday.
Rangnick also seemed to be in a good mood as the German oversaw the session. Nemanja Matic appeared to be enjoying himself as he worked on his witness alongside Anthony Elanga and Victor Lindelof. Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Eric Bailly, though, all had tense expressions as they looked to build up their fitness.
It is still unclear if Ten Hag will be able to take United back to their highly sought after glory days but the club’s hierarchy would be hoping that they can enjoy the Dutch manager’s tenure. The Red Devils will finish another season without any single trophy to their name and it is going to require a huge splurge during the summer transfer window to ensure that they Kickstart another era.
The current underperfoeming players may have to start worrying about their future at the club, especially with reports claiming that Ten Hag is ready to bring some players from Ajax with him in a bid to start the squad and team to how he wants.