Erik ten Hag: Man United Boss Picks 1 Arsenal Star That Would ‘Absolutely Fit’ Into His Team

Erik ten Hag: Man United Boss Picks 1 Arsenal Star That Would ‘Absolutely Fit’ Into His Team

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 11, 2024 at 5:58 AM
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  • Erik ten Hag openly declared his love for one of Arsenal's stars
  • The Dutchman believes the said player would have fit in his team
  • His falling side will cross paths with the Gunners on Sunday, May 12

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has admitted that Arsenal star, Declan Rice, would seamlessly integrate into his squad ahead of their highly anticipated match on Sunday.

Arsenal's acquisition of Rice for £105 million last summer contrasted with United's signing of England teammate Mason Mount for £60 million, as Mount was entering the final year of his contract at Chelsea.

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Erik ten Hag and Mason Mount look on during Manchester United's training session at Carrington Training Ground on May 09, 2024. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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Rice vs Mount: Who has been better?

Mount, who has been limited to just 19 appearances this season, per Transfermarkt, and recently returned from injury, will miss Sunday's clash against Arsenal after suffering another setback.

According to MEN, Rice expressed interest in joining United, with former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer openly expressing his admiration for the player.

However, the Red Devils ultimately deemed Rice's price tag too steep.

The former West Ham United captain has played a pivotal role in Arsenal's ascent to the top of the Premier League table as the season nears its conclusion.

Erik ten Hag makes Rice wish

Looking ahead to their impending encounter, ten Hag spoke highly of Rice, suggesting that the versatile midfielder would have been a valuable addition to the United squad and affirming that he "would have absolutely fit in" at Old Trafford.

“He’s a very good player and would absolutely fit here at Man United,” he said as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
“But I'm very happy with Mason Mount”.

Erik ten Hag's woes this season

The Dutchman's second season at the helm of the Old Trafford club has been fraught with challenges, possibly jeopardising their European football prospects for the upcoming term.

While ten Hag might attribute his team's downturn in form to persistent injuries among key players, critics have also pointed out the ease with which opponents carve through his side's defence.

With a concerning tally of 81 goals conceded across all competitions, the Red Devils have been leaking goals, averaging 1.57 goals per match in the Premier League, as per Footy Stats.

Ten Hag addresses his future at United

Sports Brief also reported that Erik ten Hag has finally addressed speculation about his future following Manchester United's devastating loss to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Despite facing mounting criticism and calls for his dismissal due to ongoing under performance and a lack of team spirit, the 54-year-old remains steadfast in his stance.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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