Manchester United’s rebuild under Erik ten Hag has seen many changes – both on and off the pitch – at the club.
The Dutch coach has transformed United’s playing style and bar a few hiccups here and there his players have responded pretty well to his management.
With regards to transfers, a total of 27 players left the club during the summer window, and six new faces joined the first-team squad.
Changes also took place behind the scenes. Director of football negotiations Matt Judge departed Old Trafford and Andy O’Boyle was named the club’s deputy football director.
The overhaul is set to continue with the expected departure of United’s director of football operations, Alan Dawson.
As per The Athletic, Dawson will relinquish the position he has held since September 2017 and “stay on initially to work on an unspecified special project”. His departure is expected in due course.
It is thought that Dawson’s responsibilities focused more on logistics and infrastructure than sporting performance.
Ten Hag would like to see more changes in the first-team squad, specifically more new signings to strengthen United’s chances of winning the Europa League and finishing in the Premier League top 4.
But early indications ahead of the January transfer window are that United won’t be very active in the transfer market after the World Cup.