A new era at Old Trafford began on Monday with Ten Hag officially starting his role in the hotseat.
The Dutchman has a plethora of items to get on with in his in-tray already – including recruitment with up to 10 first-team stars leaving, as detailed by Sportsmail last week.
Rio Ferdinand has implored Manchester United to sign Norwich right back Max Aarons (left)
Ferdinand feels Aarons can ‘impact the club at different levels’ if he was signed this summer
Right back could be one position to bolster with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future unclear – and Ferdinand believes Norwich City’s Aarons is the perfect man for that role.
Aarons has suffered relegation twice from the top-flight with the Canaries, including this season, but Ferdinand feels he could mirror ex-United defender Chris Smalling in having a long career at the club.
‘Someone like Max Aarons you could put him like a Chris Smalling-type signing where they come in and they have an impact,’ he told his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show.
‘They may not be straight starters immediately but they go and they stay there for 10 years and have a really good career and they impact the club at different levels.’