Manchester United have now switched attention to the Champions League after another Premier League setback. The Red Devils were beaten by Crystal Palace over the weekend, and they are now in Champions League action on Tuesday night as they look to bounce back from a defeat to Bayern Munich in their first European outing of the campaign.
Erik ten Hag’s men continue to be held back by injury, but performance has also fallen short of the mark, leading to a disappointing start to the campaign. As United draw up a plan to right the ship on Tuesday night, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford.
United are being tipped to make a big defensive signing during 2024. According to Fabrizio Romano via CaughtOffisde, United want to add another key defender next season next year, though it’s not clear whether they will make that kind of signing in January or the summer.
Antonio Silva, Jean-Clair Todibo and Edmond Tapsoba are among the names linked. United have signed Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez in recent times, but injuries over recent weeks have shown they need more quality in depth.
Stan Collymore is calling for Marcus Rashford to be dropped by Ten Hag amid a disappointing start to the season.
“Marcus Rashford is in dire form,” Collymore told CaughtOffside. “His season hasn’t yet started and his head is very much down. It’s clear by now that Rashford is a confidence-player. He blows hot and cold with very little consistency to his game.
“He’s a couple of weeks away from turning 26 years old; he’s no spring chicken and it’s very unlikely that his game is going to dramatically change – he is what he is. So if I were in charge of Manchester United’s technical performance analysis, I would be advising Erik Ten Hag to stick with him for so long, probably another two or three more games, and if he continues to misfire, drop him.”