Former England midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has claimed only five Manchester United players can be confident of starting week in, week out under Erik ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag only arrived from Ajax in the summer.
Since then, David de Gea has been a mainstay between the posts, while Lisandro Martinez has been indispensable in defence since his £55million summer transfer.
Diogo Dalot has established himself as Ten Hag’s first-choice right-back. Christian Eriksen has been impressive in midfield, just behind Bruno Fernandes.
Hargreaves views this quintet as the only players who can be assured of starting the biggest games for United, claiming “the other positions seem up for grabs”.
He told BT Sport: “Luke Shaw came into the side against Everton.
“[Victor] Lindelof, Casemiro… so he’s [Ten Hag is] still trying to find the blend.
“So you can argue the only people guaranteed to start [are] Martinez, De Gea, Dalot, Bruno, maybe Eriksen. So the other positions seem up for grabs, so it’s auditions for these players to play well. They’ve got a big squad but he’s [Ten Hag is] still getting to know it.”
EPL: Hargreaves names five Man Utd players guaranteed to start under Ten Hag