How Man United could line up on first day of season with Mauricio Pochettino as manager

How On the opening day of the season, Man United could field Mauricio Pochettino as their manager.
Mauricio Pochettino has announced his departure as manager of Chelsea. Erik ten Hag is under pressure, and an Argentine tactician has surfaced as a potential replacement for the former Ajax head coach.

The London team had a difficult start to the season, but just in time for the Blues to mount a late European charge and qualify for Europe ahead of United, things seemed to click.

The 52-year-old became the clear favorite to be in the home dugout at Old Trafford come August after the news from the capital.

Pochettino is no stranger to being the favorite to take the coveted Man United managerial position; in 2019 and 2022, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the manager, despite Pochettino’s previous dominance.

Ten Hag still has the FA Cup final to play in in an attempt to win a second trophy after switching from the Eredivisie two years ago.

However, pressure is still there following a disastrous season that was their worst in thirty years. They only kept nine clean sheets and gave up 58 goals, which is fifteen more than the previous year.

At the Theatre of Dreams, something strange is stirring. Following a string of underwhelming performances in the English premier league, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his taskforce—which includes Omar Berrarda and Jason Wilcox in the football hierarchy—are attempting to lead United back to the top of the table.

Pochettino is probably in need of stability after trying times at PSG and Chelsea. Given the recent changes at Manchester and the manager’s history of persevering through trying times, this is the ideal situation for the Argentine to take home a trophy.

Pochettino typically deploys his teams in either a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 configuration. There will probably be additions and departures from the playing squad as the summer draws to a close. The tactician might try to stick with his shot-blocker in goal.

The Cameroonian goalkeeper, Andre Onana, signed a lucrative contract to join Inter Milan, and the MEN revealed last month that he is one of the four players the team is open to receiving bids for.

United is actively seeking new players for the central defense, midfield, and forward positions, which are considered to be vulnerable positions.

Due to his injury struggles, Luke Shaw became a major problem for Ten Hag by the end of the Premier League season.

Both Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot were compelled to play out of position in the left wing position, but the spending this summer may lead to a shift in that area.

Juan Miranda, a defender for Real Betis, has been mentioned as a possible transfer to the Premier League, according to rumors.

Jeremie Frimpong, a right-back for Bayer Leverkusen, has been observed by the team and is now considered as a potential option.

Since Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s contract expires in 2019, it is anticipated that the England defender will be sold, creating a spot available at right back.

Frimpong has played in forty-five games for the team, missing just one due to a Bundesliga suspension and only getting five days off (three in the Europa League and two in the Bundesliga).

Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, a 21-year-old defender who was included in England’s provisional squad for the European Championships following an outstanding season at Goodison Park, is another defender in the eye of United.

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