Match of the Day pundit makes Erik ten Hag claim as Man Utd 'chase' Serie A defender
All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United as they wait on the international break.
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Manchester United are now in the thick of an international break, and the last of the calendar year. The Red Devils defeated Luton Town last time out to go into the break with pressure slightly eased following a tricky few weeks.
Erik ten Hag has come under intense scrutiny amid a disappointing start to the campaign, and things won't get any easier after the break, with a tricky fixture list lying in wait. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford.
Jenas' Ten Hag claim
Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas has questioned whether Ten Hag is 'good enough' to lead United to a brighter future. "I don't see players who have chucked the towel in, I just see players who don't know what to do," Jenas told TalkSport. "There's no cohesion.
"I don't think he's good enough. I've not seen anything in his style of management that makes me think he's the right man to take them in the right direction. I can't see what his plan is based on the players he is buying – that's a big one for me. All he's buying is what he knows rather than what is good for Manchester United."
United are said to be eyeing a new centre-back ahead of the January transfer window. The Red Devils have been left short at the back this season amid Lisandro Martinez's injury issues, although he should return early in the new year.
To avoid a repeat of the situation, Il Romanista are claiming that United will go after AS Roma star Gianluca Mancini this winter. Though, the report adds that Roma will not be willing to part ways with the defender until the summer at the earliest. That could make Mancini a longer term option for United, who may need to replace Raphael Varane in the medium term.