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These are all the people who would leave if Manchester United lose at Anfield

This Sunday sees another edition of the English derby at Anfield

By Charles Cornwall

This Sunday sees another edition of the English derby at Anfield
This Sunday sees another edition of the English derby at Anfield
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On 1 July 2022, Dutch coach Erik ten Hag officially became the new manager of Manchester United. However, a year and a half later at the helm of the English club, it seems that the results are not as expected. In the first season he managed to finish third in the Premier League and in the Champions League he advanced as first in group F. However, in the round of 16 they failed to beat Atletico Madrid, which was the manager's first major setback in Manchester.


This season 2022/2023 has been even more eventful. In the Premiership they have lost seven times and are in sixth place with adverse results such as defeats to Bournemouth and Newcastle and elimination from the League Cup. In addition, there is the recent elimination from the Champions League. They failed to advance from the group stage and finished with just 4 points at the bottom of Group A in the competition. This bad moment for the "Devils Reds" has sparked rumours of a possible premature departure of Erik ten Hag from the team. Media such as The Independent and The Manchester Evening News, report a possible departure in January of the former Ajax coach.

Even the British media are already throwing around some names as replacements for the current manager. These are some of the coaches who could take over the United bench if ten Hag ends up being sacked. Julen Lopetegui: The Spanish tactician is one of the leading candidates to take over at Manchester United. He has Premiership experience and is currently without a club after leaving Wolverhampton. Graham Potter: Since his sacking from Chelsea in April, Potter has been without a club. Some reports link him to Manchester United, but also to Napoli. Both clubs are in a similar situation, in which they could turn the tables on the British coach.


Those who would leave

Zinedine Zidane: The French coach has not managed for two years after his departure from Real Madrid. But a big club like Manchester United could bring "Zizou" out of his sabbatical year. The English media also point out that along with the possible departure of ten Hag, there could be a massive clear-out of players in the month of January. This is in order to look for a radical change from the bench to the players on the pitch. Among the names mentioned that could leave this winter are Raphaël Varane, Casemiro and Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Donnie van de Beek. They would be the main players who would have the club's doors open to them.

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