Ex-Premier League legend winner Rio Ferdinand As Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has a massive task before him this summer.
Following Manchester United’s 4-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, Rio Ferdinand emphasized the necessity of bringing in the “proper individuals” this summer.
United was thrashed by Graham Potter’s side, who scored three goals in just 11 second-half minutes to put the Reds to the sword.
The Seagulls led 1-0 at halftime thanks to a goal from Moises Caicedo, but goals from Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross, and Leandro Trossard in an 11-minute burst stole the game away from United in a dramatic manner by the time the hour had passed.
FT: WOW. 🤯
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) May 7, 2022
Ralf Rangnick’s squad suffered their sixth consecutive away defeat, underscoring how many significant changes must be done at Old Trafford this summer.
Erik ten Hag will take over as captain for next season, but it’s important to remember that he doesn’t have a magic wand.
The work ahead of him is tremendous, and significant changes will be made, including to the first-team squad.
Too many players have failed United this season and must be replaced, resulting in the addition of new players to the roster.
Man United have lost 3 Premier League games this season by 4 or more goals
Under Sir Alex Ferguson, United only lost by 4+ goals in 3 out of 810 Premier League games 😬😳 pic.twitter.com/G61H9GnwRe
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 8, 2022
However, as Ferdinand has stated numerous times, United must recruit the appropriate characteristics in order to re-establish itself as a competitive force.
The former Red Devil strongly believes that the 52-year-old Dutch manager will have to climb mountains in order to get the club back on track.
In his famous Vibe with Five Podcast Ferdinand suggested that his former side needs to make the most of the upcoming transfer window.
As many reports have highlighted Ten Hag’s amazing style of play that will revolutionize United’s performance on the pitch, the mental aspect of the game must be dealt with by the Dutchmen in the first place.