Man Utd’s starting lineup is likely to have many changes this summer.
Manchester United ‘s midfield is facing its biggest overhaul this summer, with several players up for sale and at least one new addition set to emerge at Old Trafford.
At this point, the Red Devils have approved the sale of Zidane Iqbal to FC Utrecht and will listen to offers for Fred, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek.
Erik ten Hag is pushing to sign Mason Mount . The Dutch military leader targets younger players. And in the event that the deal goes well, Ten Hag will add another class of midfielder to Man Utd’s squad.
Mount’s appearance is certainly an interesting alternative, especially given the position he is used in. Ten Hag is understood to admire the 24-year-old’s ability to contribute in both attack and defense.
Mount is not only a good passer, but also a keen scorer. At that time, Mount was clearly a long-term replacement for Christian Eriksen , as well as a viable replacement for Bruno Fernandes when needed next season.
If an agreement with Chelsea can be reached on a suitable price, then the transfer will be easy to complete. Not only will Man Utd get another quality addition to the team, but it can also help take advantage of the best that is already available.
The biggest change is that Man United will have a replacement for Eriksen in the starting lineup. This will reduce dependence on the Danish midfielder. In the 2022/23 season, Eriksen almost played every match without injury.
Eriksen should have been signed only as an option to rotate the squad, but given United’s lack of creative options, he quickly became indispensable and nearly exhausted at the end of the season.
With a tight schedule, the 31-year-old player becomes overloaded and depressed. This issue will be resolved when Mount appears. Once properly rested and in moderation, Eriksen’s performance is certainly more effective.
Mount will provide Ten Hag with a reliable alternative. Offloading game time can really bring out the best in Eriksen. Man Utd can use Eriksen in moderation, at a time when he is at his peak fitness.
If not starting, the Dane would be a great choice to come on from the bench. He can make a difference with his creativity and composure.
In the long run, Eriksen gradually moves into the role of Juan Mata or Nemanja Matic, players with excellent ability, but chosen for the right games.
The important thing is that next season, Eriksen remains an integral part and whoever arrives this summer, the former Totteham star’s value is certainly not waning.