United lost to Brighton at Old Trafford for the first time in their history on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and were then smashed 4-0 by Brentford in gameweek two, meaning Ten Hag was the first United manager to lose their opening two Premier League games at the helm.
One of the main problem areas for United early in the season was their build-up play. Ten Hag was keen to build out from the back with Ajax so, as soon as he was named United boss in April, question marks arose over David de Gea.
The Spaniard was a good shot-stopper in his day, but has never been very good with the ball at his feet.
His display vs Brentford highlighted this as he cost Manchester United at least one goal with his poor distribution.
De Gea has since improved somewhat, but largely because he is being asked to play out from the back a lot less.
But 101 have since covered reports that Manchester United are considering not offering De Gea new contract.
And now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on De Gea’s contract situation and suggested two potential replacements for him at Man United:
“Manchester United will decide on new contracts in the next months, before January – nothing has been decided yet,” Romano said.
“For sure De Gea situation has to be clarified, but I’m told on both player and club side there’s still no decision.
“I think Pickford is a great goalkeeper for long term, while short term Keylor Navas could be great opportunity for many clubs.”