How Man Utd could line up next season under Erik ten Hag with Frenkie de Jong and Declan Rice in star-studded midfield

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BOLSTERING Erik ten Hag’s midfield this summer appears to be the priority for Manchester United.

The Red Devils are eyeing a move for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.

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De Jong is being linked with a move to Man UtdCredit: GETTY
United target Rice will reject a mega contract offer from West Ham

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United target Rice will reject a mega contract offer from West HamCredit: SHUTTERSHOCK
Rice and De Jong could form a double pivot
Rice and De Jong could form a double pivot

The 25-year-old is said to be “95 per cent” likely to join United this summer as his club Barca need to sell.

Barca’s decision to sell De Jong is for “purely economic reasons.

United are also keen on West Ham man Declan Rice.

The England regular, 23, is reportedly set to turn down an eye-watering EIGHT-YEAR deal worth £200,000-a-week.

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As a pair, Rice and De Jong could fix United’s inconsistency in the midfield as well as provide top class shielding of under fire centre-backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.

Rice and De Jong could also unleash Man Utd’s attacking talent.

The likes of Bruno Fernandes could be handed a free role in behind legendary striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jadon Sancho could also thrive with Elanga in the wide areas.

Here's how the two midfielders look up against each other
Here’s how the two midfielders look up against each other

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Alternatively, Ten Hag could line up with a 4-3-3 and play Rice as the sole holding player in the midfield.

That could allow United to control the ball better, especially with Fernandes and De Jong also playing in the middle of the park.

Marcus Rashford could also come back firing next season.

If he does, Sancho can be pushed over to the right, meaning Elanga would be dropped.

Ten Hag could opt for a 4-3-3 with Rice as the lone holding midfielder
Ten Hag could opt for a 4-3-3 with Rice as the lone holding midfielder

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