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Fans Reactions As Hakim Ziyech Left Chelsea Defeat With Man Utd Shirt After Chatting With Erik ten Hag
Erik ten Hag talked with Hakim Ziyech after Chelsea were trashed by Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and Chelsea‘s Hakim Ziyech caught the attention of fans after engaging in a conversation following United’s 4-1 victory over Chelsea on Thursday night.

The duo had previously worked together at Ajax, and their interaction has ignited speculation about a potential reunion at Old Trafford.

However, their previous attempt to join forces in the summer was reportedly thwarted by the actions of the United board.

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During the summer transfer window, Ten Hag recognized United’s need for a new right-winger and identified Ziyech as a potential target.

READ ALSO: Man Utd Activate £100m Move For Premier League Star With Ten Hag To Create Dream Partnership

The pair had a successful partnership at Ajax, playing a key role in the team’s journey to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.

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According to reports from the Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag explored the possibility of bringing Ziyech to Old Trafford.

However, the United board allegedly vetoed the deal and opted to sign Antony from Ajax for a significant fee of £86 million instead.

Despite their failed attempt to reunite, Ten Hag and Ziyech appeared delighted to see each other again, with the Moroccan international exchanging shirts with United’s Tyrell Malacia after the match against Chelsea.

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While the interaction sparked excitement among fans, Manchester United currently has other priorities in mind as the summer transfer window approaches.

The club is considering signing a new goalkeeper, strengthening the right-back position, adding another midfielder, and acquiring a new number nine.

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Following United’s impressive victory over Chelsea, Ten Hag expressed his satisfaction and emphasized the team’s progress.

He highlighted the importance of securing a place in the Champions League for next season and acknowledged the need to work on strengthening the squad during the upcoming summer.

READ ALSO: Chelsea Pushing To Sign Striker Who Would Cost At Least €150m

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Fans took to social media to discuss the exchange between Ten Hag and Ziyech, speculating about a potential transfer.

Many expressed hope that Ten Hag could save Ziyech from his current situation at Chelsea and bring him to Old Trafford.

Fans reacted to the exchange on social media, with @anxiiettea saying: “TEN HAG talking to ZIYECH. I KNOW ITS ABOUT HIS TRANSFER.”

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“Ten hag please save your boy Ziyech,” said @CrewsmatMorocco.

“Ten Hag probably feels so sorry for Ziyech. An incredible player stuck in a poorly managed club,” were the words of @rafaleaos.

“Ten Hag & Ziyech. Save him, get him home to Old Trafford,” stated @RamoFootball.

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And @VidicEra_ weighed in with: “I KNOW TEN HAG JUST SPOKE TO ZIYECH ABOUT COMING TO UNITED.”

READ ALSO: Chelsea and Man Utd Dealt Major Blow In Their Pursuit of Serie A Star

Ziyech is widely expected to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

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Ziyech’s departure from Chelsea at the end of the season is widely anticipated, and his connection with Ten Hag has further fueled speculation about his future destination.

While the conversation between Ten Hag and Ziyech has piqued curiosity among fans, it remains to be seen if a transfer will materialize in the near future.

As the summer transfer window approaches, Manchester United’s plans will become clearer, and fans will eagerly await developments in the pursuit of strengthening the squad.

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