Arsenal are reportedly close to signing a new manager, with a shortlist of several names being touted. The candidates include Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel, Juventus coach Max Allegri, Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, and the former Everton manager Roberto Martinez. However, the club have not confirmed which players they are considering, and it remains to be seen if Henry is the right man for the role.
After securing a free transfer from Ajax, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is set to present his team’s vision to the world on Monday. Several big names are set to leave, including Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, and Phil Jones. And while Ten Hag may not be able to sign a new Thierry Henry right away, he will certainly have a busy summer.
When Anthony Martial arrived at Manchester United in 2015, he was compared to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. However, he failed to live up to the hype, spending the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla. However, the former England winger believes that ten Hag will be able to bring out his full potential. While Ten Hag may have some doubts over Martial’s ability to play in the Premier League, he has praised the Frenchman’s attitude and his work ethic.
French forward Anthony Martial has been tagged as Manchester United’s new Thierry Henry, but is this true? After all, Martial only joined the club in January and scored two goals in 23 appearances for Sevilla, where he was a loanee last season. Ten Hag is already an experienced manager, and won the Dutch title with Ajax and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Former Tottenham ace Saint-Maximin is also being linked with Manchester United. West Ham make a PS15m bid for the Frenchman. Everton sign striker Gilmour, while Chelsea make a PS15m bid for the France international. Martial’s contract runs out in 2024, and Ten Hag has said he’d prefer a new manager with more experience.
After all, ten-Hag has built one of the most innovative teams in the past 30 years at Ajax Amsterdam. He shares a similar thought process with Johan Cruyff and believes that a proactive team can win more games. Moreover, his philosophy has a compelling backstory, reminiscent of Johan Cruyff’s.
The new man at Old Trafford has the potential to fulfill that description. According to former England winger Trevor Sinclair, the Frenchman has already been able to deliver goals in each of his pre-season friendlies. He is not yet 26, but ten Hag believes he could already have the new Thierry Henry. It would be interesting to see how Ten Hag will make Martial’s potential become a reality.
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Antoine Griezmann has said that he is delighted to have Anthony Martial at Manchester United. The France international has scored goals in every pre-season friendly and was hailed as the “new Thierry Henry” when he first joined United. However, Martial has not been as impressive as expected since he was loaned to Sevilla in the January transfer window. However, the new Man Utd manager has revealed that Martial has a lot more to offer than many had anticipated.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid. But the manager has already signed up several new talent this summer, including Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez. However, it is possible that the Norwegian could still make a move for the Real Madrid star.
Louis van Gaal has a reputation as a world-class manager, but he never played in midfield himself. It has been a struggle to develop the midfield for United, with Paul Pogba admitting he isn’t good enough to tackle and Fred showing glimpses of his potential. However, neither Pogba nor Scott McTominay has shown the quality to be the new Thierry Henry.
Manchester United have been without Cristiano Ronaldo this transfer window due to personal reasons. However, Anthony Martial has impressed Tony Sinclair and has already scored in pre-season friendlies. The French forward could be the new Thierry Henry for the Red Devils. Ten Hag also said that Martial could live up to the Thierry Henry label and that he is a “very exciting player”.
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It is believed that the Dutch coach told the Newcastle United boss to let go of two of his top stars, Thierry Henry and Matthijs de Ligt, to make room for a new forward. The new forward is a former student of Ten Hag, but has already expressed an interest in a move away from Old Trafford.
The Dutchman praised the players’ efforts, but criticised the club’s methods and tactics, and suggested that they are not performing to their full potential. The club’s form has been poor since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, and Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have not fared better. But Ralf Rangnick, the interim manager, has been criticised for his methods.
The move by Jose Mourinho to remove Ed Woodward is one of many that has changed Manchester United’s structure. The club is now governed on a footballing level, with Andy O’Boyle and John Murtough as the new Directors of Football. With Woodward gone, Ten Hag is encouraged to bring in players. During a loan spell with Nottingham Forest, James Garner impressed Ten Hag and could become the next Thierry Henry.
The Spain international was signed for PS37 million by Man Utd in January 2014. He has been inconsistent in his playing time, but has never complained, and has supported the team’s decisions. The Spaniard’s situation is similar to Ander Hererra, who was struggling to make an impact with the first team. His turnaround is encouraging for Mata, and the club should take note of the dip in form of Di Maria, Falcao and Cristiano.
The Dutchman says he has found the player to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. Thierry Henry has a similar philosophy and ethos to Ten Hag. Ajax’s team was the most creative in the last 30 years and he has been instrumental in building it back up again. He was also inspired by the example set by Johan Cruyff and wants his teams to take the initiative. But how can United get rid of their star man?
After arriving at Manchester United in 2015, Martial was hailed as the club’s new Thierry Henry. But Martial soon fell out of favour at Old Trafford and was loaned to Sevilla. He scored two goals in 23 appearances for both Manchester United and Sevilla in January. But Ten Hag is not giving up on Martial.
If Thierry Henry is the new Man United captain, then ERIK TEN HAG could already have the next best thing. According to the Danish legend, Martial could be the man to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. The Frenchman has been a target for several clubs over the past few years, including Liverpool and Barcelona. He has played in both, scoring twice.
The Dutch manager Erik ten Haag is set to unveil his vision for Manchester United on Monday, having secured a release clause from Ajax before the start of the season. Ten Hag has a busy summer ahead, as the club are set to release players such as Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, and Edinson Cavani. Meanwhile, United are set to lose Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, and Nemanja Matic.
The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Manchester United, with the Red Devils having struggled in recent seasons to qualify for the Champions League and even failing to win any silverware. The Portuguese has been away from the club for family reasons, and has also stated that he would like to play in the Champions League this season. In May, Ten Hag was appointed as United’s new manager, taking over from Ralf Rangnick. During his pre-season tour, he hammered Liverpool 4-0 in Bangkok.
The Frenchman is a long way from being the new Thierry Henry, but the comparison is a great one. The former Arsenal winger has a similar style of play, and has scored in all three pre-season friendlies for Man Utd. As a result, the Frenchman could be heading for a comeback after spending last season on loan at Sevilla. Ten Hag has also told the club’s fans that Martial should not be sold, despite reports to the contrary.