Teddy Sheringham has warned Manchester United that the Crimson Devils may expertise a season of “absolute chaos” subsequent time period even when they land their high goal Frenkie De Jong in the summertime switch window.
The Crimson Devils have been strongly linked with a transfer to deliver the Dutch midfielder to Previous Trafford from FC Barcelona as Erik ten Hag units about bolstering his squad forward of his first marketing campaign in cost on the membership.
Manchester United are additionally being linked with a number of different signings because the Dutch head coach bids to construct a crew he feels can be able to breaking into the highest 4 subsequent time period.
The membership have already parted methods with plenty of first-team gamers this summer time, with the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic all departing on free transfers.
Whether or not Manchester United are in a position to full a deal to signal De Jong from FC Barcelona stays to be seen, however former Crimson Devils and England star Sheringham has warned that the midfielder may have a while to adapt to the rigours of the English high flight if he does transfer to Previous Trafford – and the identical goes for supervisor Ten Hag.
Talking in an interview quoted by Metro, Sheringham stated: “There’s a huge recruitment job at Manchester United. Erik ten Hag must get gamers in with the appropriate character and who perceive the challenges of taking part in within the Premier League.
“The place is he going to search out these gamers? I’m seeing the rumours about Frenkie De Jong. He hasn’t performed within the Premier League and has been taking part in for Barcelona, who’re anticipated to just about beat almost each different crew.
“A lot of Barca’s home opponents roll over for them all through the season. That doesn’t occur within the Premier League – each recreation is a battle.
“The tempo and high quality of the league might be a shock to the system for Ten Hag and a participant like de Jong. United may have a season of absolute chaos once more subsequent yr.”
The newest studies have steered that Manchester United are “assured” that FC Barcelona will decrease their asking worth for De Jong, with the Crimson Devils ready to supply round €70m for the midfielder.
The Guardian reported that Manchester United have already had a gap supply of round €60m (£51.3m) plus a possible €10m in add-ons rejected in current days, however the Crimson Devils are able to return with an improved supply for the Netherlands worldwide.
As has been reported elsewhere in current days, the article additionally described De Jong, 25, as Ten Hag’s “prime goal” for the summer time switch window.
Ten Hag’s major focus subsequent season can be to information Manchester United again into the Champions League qualification spots following a dismal marketing campaign final time period during which they completed sixth and and not using a trophy.