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Erik ten Hag responds to reports of Manchester United squad overhaul

Manchester United expected to offload many names in summer and sign new faces

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United manager, has vehemently dismissed recent reports suggesting a major overhaul of the club's squad this summer. The rumors have been circulating in the media, causing a stir among fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike.

Ten Hag was quick to slam these reports as 'total crap', expressing his frustration at the unfounded claims during a press conference. The rumors suggested that Manchester United would be open to offers for nearly every player in their squad at the end of this season.

Key players such as Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes were among those linked with potential exits from Old Trafford. These speculations have cast doubt over their futures at the club, leading to increased uncertainty and speculation among fans and bettors.

Ten Hag calls it crap but expects some major moves

When questioned about these rumors, Ten Hag firmly stated that they should not be believed ahead of Manchester United's Crystal Palace game. He expressed his annoyance with these baseless claims which he believes are only serving to create unnecessary confusion and unrest within the team and its supporters.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United manager, said:

"It's a joke, As long as I've worked, every summer, every window, I think 200 players are getting interest from Manchester United. We did some research which was untrue and also every summer we sell all of the players in our squad, which you make all of the headlines which are untrue.

"Be calm and take some responsibility when you make such a headline. Find a good source if there is some truth in it and this is totally crap."

The manager emphasized that while there may be changes in any football team from season to season, suggesting an almost complete overhaul is misleading and far from reality.

Champions League will affect United’s aspirations in summer

Despite dismissing these rumors, Ten Hag did acknowledge that not playing Champions League matches next season could affect Manchester United’s spending power during this summer’s transfer window. This admission indicates that financial constraints could potentially influence player recruitment or retention decisions made by the club management.

Erik ten Hag added:

"Always a lot of work, it's normal, and it is normal when you go into a transfer window but the injuries had a big impact. We know also we are still below the levels from the expectations that Manchester United has so we have to catch up and I'm now going into my fifth window, two windows were quite okay, two we missed. 

"We have to make new improvements this summer. But there is a base in this squad that is very good and the injuries had a big impact on our season. Definitely [no Champions League football] will have an impact on the budget but I'm sure Manchester United is a very attractive team and club to play for. Many players will be very pleased and happy to play for Manchester United, I'm sure."

However, he remained optimistic about attracting new talent despite any potential setbacks. According to him, Manchester United remains an attractive destination for prospective signings due to its rich history, global fanbase and competitive spirit - factors which make it one of football's most prestigious clubs worldwide.

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