EXCLUSIVE: Ten Hag's Man Utd tactics REVEALED with Garnacho set to star

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • Updated: 7 Jul 2023 09:13 BST
  • 3 min read
Alejandro Garnacho, Erik ten Hag, Man Utd, 2022/23
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Erik ten Hag is set to use Alejandro Garnacho as a first-team player in the new season.

We are told that the Manchester United coach wants to interchange the youngster and Marcus Rashford, who he thought overworked last season.

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The Dutchman feels that Rashford was close to burnout and so will look to rotate the side’s attack next term.

We understand Ten Hag wants to play Garnacho out on the left, his new striker down the middle, and either Antony, Amad Diallo, and sometimes Mason Mount on the right. Jadon Sancho is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

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As reported elsewhere as well, Rasmus Hojlund is a big target for Ten Hag and the club are weighing up an offer to Atalanta for the striker.

Man Utd’s ongoing takeover saga has no doubt impeded matters. The process has rolled on into its eighth month now and there are conflicting reports as to who will be named the preferred bidder out of Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Recently, the Ineos owner has responded to reports claiming that his Manchester United takeover bid is 'dead in the water.'

Sheikh Jassim
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What did Ratcliffe say?

"We have a good offer and we have met with the Glazers a couple of times,” Ratcliffe said at a recent book launch. "We’ve had good discussions with them."

"We would still very much like to do it," he continued. "And we would be doing it for the right reasons. But in the end, it is their decision, not our decision."

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"Teams don’t come around very often. There are some special teams and the value of them tends to go up. They ain’t making them any more. Manchester United and these type of clubs, it’s like art or areas like that."

"When you have special things, their value continues to pick up over time. It’s because they are very special and rare. I don’t like throwing money away or losing money. It doesn’t make me happy at all."

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