Here are the evening headlines for Manchester United on Monday, September 19.
Raphael Varane and Christian Eriksen have been rated highly by Manchester United fans this season.
De Gea, David
He conceded some simple goals against Brighton and Brentford, and he seemed uneasy with the ball at his feet, but he has rebounded admirably with three clean sheets. Great saves against Liverpool and Leicester. 6
Only one of two outfield players to have started all eight games, he has progressed in both defense and offense, aiding Bruno Fernandes at Southampton and helping United keep three clean sheets. 8
Manchester United could be getting two new first-team players soon.
Erik ten Hag’s willingness to give young players a chance was one of the main reasons Manchester United hired him this summer. There is no club in the world with a more illustrious history of youth development than Manchester United, and the new manager hasn’t been shy about admitting as much.
Ten Hag and his assistant Mitchell van der Gaag joined technical director Darren Fletcher and Andy O’Boyle, the club’s deputy director of football, to witness the U21s play West Ham in the Premier League 2.
It was a surprise visit that U21s manager Mark Dempsey had not been aware of, and it exemplified Ten Hag’s style of working, which is to thrust players into situations where they are tested to determine their character.