MANCHESTER UNITED could boast a fresh look next season if recently interviewed Erik ten Hag becomes their new manager.
SunSport exclusively revealed the 52-year-old Ajax gaffer is favourite to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick as permanent head coach this summer.
He is understood to have leapfrogged Mauricio Pochettino in the running for the Old Trafford hot seat.
Ten Hag held talks with United chiefs on Monday and had plenty of questions for his prospective employers – including the potential size of his transfer kitty.
Should Ten Hag duly get the job, he could plan to raid Ajax with the budget he's afforded for some of their top talents.
Winger Antony, 22, and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 19, are just two star players who could make a huge difference at Old Trafford.
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Although Bayern Munich's reported interest in wonderkid Gravenberch could make that particular signing difficult.
United have also been linked with a double swoop on rivals Leeds and Chelsea for Kalvin Phillips, 26, and Antonio Rudiger, 29.
And the Red Devils could become a formidable outfit with Ten Hag at the helm.
In his favourite 4-2-3-1 shape, Ten Hag would likely put Antony and Jadon Sancho either side of Bruno Fernandes.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s match-winning treble against Tottenham proved he is still the man to lead United’s attack.
And Gravenberch could share midfield duties with England star Phillips.
Meanwhile, Rudiger would take Harry Maguire’s place at centre-back alongside Raphael Varane.
That would allow Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot to operate as attacking wing-backs, with David De Gea in goal.
Should Ten Hag opt for a more conservative 4-3-3, United’s backline would remain the same, bar Aaron Wan-Bissaka coming in for defensive stability.
But up top, Antony and Sancho would operate close to lone striker Ronaldo.
And in midfield, Phillips could take up a box-to-box role, leaving anchorman McTominay to sit in front of the defence.
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