Ten Hag eyes Saints, West Ham stars for Man Utd who ‘fit perfectly into his system’

According to reports, Erik ten Hag has picked out players from Southampton and West Ham who would ‘fit perfectly’ into his system at Man Utd.

The stars in question are James-Ward-Prowse and Jarrod Bowen. The latter has been linked with Liverpool in recent months. 

Bowen has been one of West Ham’s standout players this term both domestically and in Europe. He has grabbed 16 goals and eleven assists from his 47 outings across all competitions.

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Ward-Prowse meanwhile progressed through the ranks at Southampton. He has played over 350 times for the Saints.

He has also featured ten times for England since he made his debut in 2017.

The free-kick specialist has impressed for Southampton this term. He has contributed nine goals and five assists in the Premier League.

Spanish outlet Fichajes are reporting that Ward-Prowse and Bowen are ‘covered by Ten Hag for his Man Utd.’

Ward-Prowse is ‘one of the first names’ on the Dutchman’s ‘agenda’, while it is noted that Bowen has been one of the ‘main Premier League revelations’ in recent seasons.

The report adds that Ten Hag is also an admirer of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia who is rated at around €15m.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville has insisted that Ten Hag should be expected to win the Premier League title in the fourth year of his reign at Man Utd.

The Dutchman was confirmed as the new permanent Red Devils boss last month with interim manager Ralf Rangnick making way at the end of the season.

“I said four to five years to win a title and I don’t disagree with Jamie’s timeline of Champions League in the first two seasons while he’s sorting the recruitment out and getting used to the club.

“Third season getting very close, I think to the point whereby the club have got confidence and won a trophy maybe.

“And then that fourth year really is where they have to win a title, fifth year. That’s where I think really you’re looking at the moment realistically.

“We all hope he comes in and blows everyone away and that Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola blow up somehow.

“But they’re not blowing up are they? They’re achieving the same numbers of points year in year out so if their consistency remains, which there’s no reason to say it won’t then Ten Hag’s got a massive job to make up that points gap.”


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