How Manchester United can line up with Frenkie de Jong and Tyrell Malacia

Manchester United line up with Tyrell Malacia and De Jong

After so much waiting, Manchester United finally are about to make some transactions in the transfer window which would be the first under Erik ten Hag. Actually, this is what they say about Man United transfer "you wait ages for one to happen and then two come along at once".


Manchester United are set to land the double Dutch, de Jong from Barcelona and Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord. On Wednesday's morning there were reports from Manchester evening news that Manchester United have agreed deals to sign Tyrell Malacia and Frenkie de Jong. 

The two dutch players could be part of Manchester United squad that will flies out for pre-season next week. Ten Hag even with this pre-season have got to work with his summer rebuild. 

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So how will this duo fit into the United first team at Man United, let's begin with the Goalkeeper.




There's no much complications here. With Dean Henderson set to finalize a one-season loan transfer to Nottingham Forest, David de Gea will surely start as Manchester United's number 1 next season.

Center backs

Here at the center back, Man United may try making a new addition to the centre defence, but to sign one this summer, there would be need for a move-out out of those central defenders at the club already.

There could also be a move for a player, who accept condition that they might not start in most matches, but it is difficult to get anyone who has World Cup ambitions. So, Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire could remain the favourite choice left.


'Diogo Dalot' and Aaron 'Wan-Bissaka' are the two choices at the right-back in United, Diogo is currently seen as the first choice right back. But with Aaron Wan-Bissaka being offered to clubs for sale this summer, the right-back area of the pitch still need strengthening.

But that isn't a priority now since there are other major areas that needs attention. Erik ten Hag, signing Malacia shows the coach may have doubts in Luke Shaw's suitability even though Shaw might begin the season in the 'line up'.

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De Jong will actually bring a much needed creativity and composure to Manchester United midfield, but he still needs someone who will do the "dirty work" for him to make a complete success. 

According to some insights from Manchester evening news, it looks like Eric ten Hag's strategy to strengthen the team defensively is to actually not lose possession at first. This actually implies that he might have to rely on Scott McTominay or Fred or a new specialist (signing) at the back midfield position to do the dirty works.

There shouldn't be much worries about Bruno Fernandes he's more likely to start in most weeks, if Christan Erikson ends up at the club he would be a possible backup for Bruno Fernandes.


The only player at the club who fits in perfectly as a central striker is Cristiano Ronaldo and he would probably lead the attack next season. Sancho is a likely option to start on the 'left wing' even the Old Trafford club are interested in signing someone who can solve the issue on the 'right wing'.

Marcus Rashford and Sancho so far are the two options for the two wide roles (though Anthony Martial is back from loan) but United still needs Ajax Anthony to complete the line up.


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