Erik ten Hag tore up Ralf Rangnick's final Man Utd XI after watching Crystal Palace loss - The Mirror

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Manchester United question to Crystal Palace for the archetypal clip since Ralf Rangnick's last crippled successful charge, a limp 1-0 decision which Erik 10 Hag was witnesser to soon aft his assignment was confirmed

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Man Utd brag 10 Hag remembers past travel to Crystal Palace

Erik 10 Hag returns to Selhurst Park connected Wednesday, the spot wherever helium watched his archetypal lucifer aft being appointed manager of Manchester United.

The Red Devils instrumentality connected Crystal Palace, marking the halfway signifier successful the Dutchman's maiden Premier League campaign. Ten Hag's resurgent broadside tin determination up to 3rd spot with a triumph which would beryllium their ninth successive triumph connected the backmost of Saturday's epic 2-1 comeback win against bitter rivals Manchester City.

It's a acold outcry from the concern United recovered themselves successful the past clip they travelled to South London, arsenic a newly-appointed Ten Hag, sitting successful a chill airy suit alongside adjacent confidant Steve McClaren and right-hand antheral Mitchell van der Gaag, watched interim brag Ralf Rangnick suffer his last crippled successful charge. The limp 1-0 defeat summed up the Red Devils' abysmal play and laid bare the almighty task which their caller imperishable manager had up of him.

Rangnick had warned his successor that United required "open bosom surgery," claiming that Old Trafford chiefs would person to marque up to 10 signings successful bid to bring the glory days backmost to the Threatre of Dreams. Ten Hag hasn't brought successful that magnitude of caller players, but he's turned distant from galore of the starting XI whom Rangnick fielded against Palace.

Starting from the back, David de Gea remains the Red Devils' No.1 goalkeeper and the Spaniard could bash small astir erstwhile United teammate Wilfried Zaha's first-half victor for the Eagles. Diogo Dalot started astatine right-back and though the juncture wasn't his finest hour, Ten Hag has helped the Portuguese bask a stellar play this clip retired but is presently injured, giving mode to Palace academy postgraduate Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Ralf Rangnick ended his tenure arsenic Man Utd interim manager with a limp defeat (


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It's the remainder of the backmost four, each of whom the Dutch tactician has ruthlessly jettisoned from his preferred lineup, which is astir telling facet of the Red Devils translation wrong 8 months. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof lined up unneurotic successful a centre-back pairing which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heavy favoured during his ill-fated tenure.

They were predictably porous and didn't person overmuch assistance from left-back Alex Telles. Ten Hag was reportedly unimpressed by the Brazilian's show against the Eagles, and helium was soon shipped retired connected a season-long indebtedness to Sevilla aft failing to beryllium his caller gaffer incorrect successful pre-season.

Erik 10 Hag watched Man Utd suffer to Crystal Palace connected the last time of past season (


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There was nary Luke Shaw successful the squad and Raphael Varane watched from the bench, the 2 men apt to commencement astatine centre-back for connected Wednesday. Lisandro Martinez is different defender who wasn't contiguous due to the fact that helium was inactive an Ajax player, caller from his 3rd play nether Ten Hag successful Amsterdam.

Scott McTominay and Fred were the much-maligned midfield duo, and though the United brag began the play by selecting the pair, helium soon abandoned them. While Christian Eriksen has mostly been preferred arsenic a deep-lying playmaker, Fred tin inactive clasp his caput precocious this word and helium played a cardinal relation successful Saturday's triumph implicit City by dealing with Kevin De Bruyne for overmuch of the game.

McTominay, meanwhile, is reportedly keen to permission Old Trafford and articulation Newcastle's battle connected the apical four, having mislaid his spot to £60million signing Casemiro. Bruno Fernandes played up of them and is looking backmost to his past nether Ten Hag's tutelage, present donning the captain's armband successful the lack of Maguire.

Harry Maguire has spent overmuch of the existent run connected the bench (


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Veteran striker Edinson Cavani wasn't offered a caller woody erstwhile his declaration expired aft the match, but the 2 men flanking him astatine Selhurst Park are inactive successful with a accidental of making it successful Manchester. Anthony Elanga, linked with a indebtedness determination to Borussia Dortmund oregon Everton this month, enjoyed a breakout play past word and has featured 18 times since Ten Hag took charge.

Hannibal Mejbri made his archetypal commencement successful the curtain-closer and is spending the existent run connected indebtedness with Birmingham City, making his fiery beingness known to Championship opponents. Marcus Rashford missed retired of the squad owed to wounded - similar Anthony Martial and the recently-depurated Cristiano Ronaldo - but the in-form Mancunian should diagnostic this clip out.

With Antony and Alejandro Garnacho successful enactment to commencement connected the flanks, Ten Hag volition person to measurement up whether oregon not to instrumentality with Rashford - who picked up an wounded earlier his winning extremity astatine the play - oregon manus caller signing Wout Weghorst a debut.

Erik 10 Hag has revived players similar Bruno Fernandes (


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"I person to deliberation that over," the ex-Ajax gaffer admitted, speaking connected Saturday. "First, settee down this crippled and marque the close conclusions. Then we volition marque a wide plan. I person to spot [for] Palace."

Either way, there'll beryllium a large quality to the past Red Devils squad to stone up successful Croydon.

Rangnick admitted aft the decision that United would request to motion players who'd "invest successful the squad spirit," thing which helium was readying connected helping bash successful his anticipated relation arsenic an advisor. Ten Hag wasn't funny successful receiving a helping hand, though, and he's began the rebuild with the likes of Van der Gaag and McClaren by his broadside erstwhile again.

Man Utd's expected line-up vs Crystal Palace: *De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, *Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

*players who started Rangnick's last game