sport news Does Erik ten Hag dare to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo? trends now

sport news Does Erik ten Hag dare to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo? trends now
sport news Does Erik ten Hag dare to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo? trends now

sport news Does Erik ten Hag dare to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo? trends now

CHRIS WHEELER: Does Erik ten Hag DARE to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo? Some tough decisions loom ahead of Liverpool clash as Man United boss fights to stave off a full-scale crisis Erik ten Hag has some big decisions to make ahead of the game versus Liverpool  Ten Hag must choose whether to drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo  Anthony Martial is set to be back and a deal for Adrien Rabiot could go through  Back-to-back league defeats have already put huge pressure on the Dutchman 

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Only five weeks ago, Erik ten Hag’s first game as Manchester United manager ended with a thumping 4-0 win over Liverpool in Thailand.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were under-prepared and put out three separate teams at the Rajamangala National Stadium, but there was still plenty of reasons for Ten Hag to be optimistic as he lifted the Bangkok Century Cup.

‘We won’t over-estimate this result,’ said the Dutchman and it was probably just as well. United will face their bitter rivals at Old Trafford on Monday in disarray after back-to-back Premier League defeats against Brighton and Brentford.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has much to ponder ahead of the game versus Liverpool

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has much to ponder ahead of the game versus Liverpool

Ten Hag must decide if he will be bold and drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ten Hag must decide if he will be bold and drop Lisandro Martinez and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ten Hag has six days to pick his players up to face a Liverpool team that beat United by an aggregate score of 9-0 home and away last season.

These are the pressing issues facing Ten Hag as he battles to head off an early-season crisis...

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After losing his first two games, Ten Hag has some difficult decisions to make with his line-up. 

With Anthony Martial expected to be fit after missing the start of the season with a hamstring injury, does the manager make a bold call to drop Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench?

Having hooked new £55.3million signing Lisandro Martinez at

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