As of today, most of the players participating in the World Cup have returned to Carrington to gather and prepare for the time when the season restarts. However, with most of the key players of Manchester United having advanced in the World Cup, at least in the quarterfinals, coach Erik Ten Hag will not be able to have the best force because the players still need more time to ‘cool off’.
Therefore, at dawn on Thursday, it is expected that the Dutch strategist will use a relatively strange formation in the confrontation with Burnley in the Carabao Cup. Moreover, with only having to host a lower-class opponent at home, Ten Hag has even more reason to trust the substitutes. And it could be said, this is also the last chance for some ‘leftovers’ to prove that they are still useful.
The first is the case of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has only had a total of 4 minutes in the official matches this season. The former Crystal Palace star was unable to impress in two friendly matches against Cadiz and Real Betis, so it is clear that the upcoming match will be a “life and death” moment for Wan-Bissaka, directly determining the future of the player. him in the winter transfer window.
Recently, a number of Premier League teams such as Wolves or West Ham United are said to have plans to recruit Wan-Bissaka, and the media also confirmed that Ten Hag will not stop the defender from leaving Old Trafford. So, if you continue to experience a poor match against Burnley, perhaps it is time for Wan-Bissaka to pack up to prepare for the Eastern market.
In the opposite corridor, Brandon Williams also faced many difficulties in the competition for positions with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia. Although it is likely that Williams will still leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window on loan, if he plays well against Burnley, at least he will be considered by Ten Hag in the future instead of facing the prospect. was kicked out of Man Utd for a long time.
On the tour to Spain, Williams was started in both matches against Betis and Cadiz. Therefore, it will not be too surprising if Williams continues to be trusted in the Burnley clash. And finally, it is impossible not to mention the case of Donny Van de Beek, who has missed too many opportunities to express himself at Old Trafford and is facing his ultimate ‘salvation’.
There are still mixed views surrounding De Beek, as the potential he possesses is undeniable. But in the end, Man Utd can’t keep a player who “will never grow up”. And with the need to balance revenue and expenditure to avoid being touched by the Financial Fair Play Law, before signing more expensive contracts, De Beek can completely help the Red Devils collect a significant transfer fee. .