The 2021/22 season is going fast for Manchester United and with around a month left in the campaign, qualification for next season’s Champions League looks unlikely.
It’s a sad high point for Ralf Rangnick’s team – the German has recaptured a sinking ship and it would be fair to pin all the blame on him. United currently sit seventh in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
Erik ten Hag is set to become the permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked last year after a disastrous start to the season.
However, the 52-year-old has his work cut out for him and hopes Rangnick’s side pull off a miraculous push for that elusive Champions League spot.
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Failure to hit the European food table could have a big impact on their spending power during this summer’s transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the report, some players’ agents have been told that United’s no-show in the tournament could cut their transfer budget to £20million.
A £20million budget isn’t much for a new manager, especially when you’re embarking on one of the biggest rebuilds in the club’s modern history.
This would mean United would run the risk of missing out on their main targets, with their Premier League rivals potentially spending significantly more.
United will have to be smart in the market and generate cash through sales after downsizing. Many supporters need not be reminded of the already bloated squad at Old Trafford.