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EPL: Carragher identifies two Manchester United signings as spectacular failures

Renowned Liverpool figure, Jamie Carragher has voiced sharp criticism towards Erik ten Hag’s player choices at Manchester United.

Following a promising inaugural season under Ten Hag’s leadership, the Red Devils have faltered this campaign, currently occupying an uncharacteristic eighth position in the league standings.

Manchester United’s woes hit a nadir in a recent clash against Crystal Palace, suffering a resounding 4-0 defeat under the helm of Oliver Glasner.

This humbling loss has intensified scrutiny on ten Hag, with Carragher questioning the Dutchman’s player selection acumen, particularly in the transfer market.

Carragher, in an assessment mirrored by Metro, remarked, “Like Arteta, Ten Hag had no choice but to use the personnel available to be more pragmatic in his first season. Over his first three transfer windows, United spent just over £380 million and nothing has changed as they have bought more deadwood than they have sold. Of Ten Hag’s first Premier League line-up (defeat by Brighton in August, 2022), seven would probably still make the first choice XI.

“Only two have left the club, and another, Jadon Sancho, is about to play the Champions League final on loan at Borussia Dortmund. Unlike Arteta’s transfer picks, Ten Hag’s decisions backfired terribly, especially the signings of Antony and Casemiro

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