Erik ten Hag faces Man Utd revolt, De Gea open to Newcastle move – Paper Round

According to the Mirror, Erik ten Hag’s candid evaluation of Manchester United’s defeat to Newcastle, stating “They were superior to us,” has potentially caused unrest among the players. The team has already encountered 10 losses this season, leading to heightened tensions as Anthony Martial had a clash with Ten Hag during the game, and Marcus Rashford received criticism for his displays. With important players such as Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho not in the starting lineup or squad, Ten Hag is now confronted with the task of maintaining the players’ support in preparation for crucial upcoming matches against Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool. The team could become even more frustrated if they continue to lose games.

According to The Mirror, Sancho has been practicing by himself for the last three months after disagreeing with Ten Hag’s choice to leave him out of the team that was defeated by Arsenal in September. Despite his dedicated training and staying in good physical shape, Sancho has refused to apologize as Ten Hag requested, as he believes he was right in defending himself against his manager’s remarks. It is said that some of Sancho’s fellow players support his return to the team, especially considering the poor performance of Rashford, Martial, and Antony. They believe that the inflexible position taken by Ten Hag is harming the team.

In unrelated news, it has been reported by the Telegraph that David De Gea is considering the possibility of moving to Newcastle United. However, Eddie Howe, the manager, is interested in giving Martin Dubravka a chance to demonstrate his abilities. Due to concerns regarding the injury of their first-choice goalkeeper, Nick Pope, Newcastle might look into alternative options. De Gea, who has been without a club since departing from Manchester United, could be a potential choice. Nevertheless, the club’s decision heavily relies on Dubravka’s performance. Additionally, De Gea’s future may be influenced by his wife’s desire to stay in Spain.

As per the Manchester Evening News, Raphael Varane remains satisfied with staying at Manchester United even after losing his position in Ten Hag’s team. Despite starting in only one of the team’s previous 11 matches, Varane seems content with other players such as Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof, and Luke Shaw being chosen as partners for Harry Maguire. Varane has been linked with a potential departure in the January transfer window, but he has no intention of leaving unless the club explicitly states that they don’t want him anymore.

Additionally, Manchester United might be considering the possibility of signing AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan, as reported by The Sun. Since Andre Onana has not been able to make a strong impression since his arrival from Inter in the summer, the club may be looking for a replacement in the upcoming transfer windows. However, United’s pursuit of the 28-year-old goalkeeper, who has achieved six clean sheets in 16 games for Milan this season, could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, which could complicate the situation.

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