Manchester United Defender Is In Erik ten Hag’s Plans For Next Season

Manchester United's Diogo Dalot, Fred, Bruno Fernandes and Timothy Fosu-Mensah during training.

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Erik ten Hag has made an initial assessment of his Manchester United squad ahead of pre-season.

The Dutchman recently met with United football director John Murtough in Amsterdam to discuss pre-season and recruitment plans ahead of his arrival following the completion of Ajax’s season.

Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, and Jesse Lingard are all set to depart on a free transfer this summer. Further, there are some players, who despite having some time left to run on their respective contracts, are considering their future. But any concrete decision is likely to be made after Ten Hag arrives in Manchester.

Interestingly, Portuguese outfit O Jogo (via Sport Witness) have suggested that the incoming boss has already made up his mind on Diogo Dalot.

The Portugal international, after impressing early in Ralf Rangnick’s reign, has seen a dip in form in recent months. The full-back positions are a major area of concern for the Red Devils.

However, it is claimed that Dalot is one of the players who’s firmly in the Dutch tactician’s plans for the upcoming campaign, akin to his compatriots Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 23-year-old’s versatility and his offensive abilities are to the liking of Ten Hag. The 52-year-old ‘trusts’ Dalot’s qualities.

Meanwhile, as per ESPN, the Premier League giants are willing to listen to offers for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Alex Telles.