Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is dissatisfied with the options in his squad and wants the team to strengthen in five areas before the transfer window closes.
United has only been able to sign three players this summer, and the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market has greatly angered the club’s supporters, who have been watching the first team squad underperform for almost a year under three different managers.
Ten Hag oversaw two losses in United’s first two games of the season, and they are currently last in the Premier League ahead of Monday’s visit from Liverpool. On the opening weekend, United lost to Brighton, and on Saturday night, Thomas Frank’s Brentford crushed United.
Most people have observed the prevalence of square pegs in round holes in Ten Hag’s early matches as a coach, and after the team’s most recent 4-0 defeat, he called his players “naive” in the post-match press conference. A number of players are also anticipated to leave this month, and the Dutchman is eager to address the problems and change the team to reverse the team’s fortunes.
Ten Hag is believed to want to increase United’s roster options with five new hires at five different positions before the transfer window shuts on Thursday, September 1 at 11:59 p.m.
The ongoing negotiations between Frenkie de Jong and Barcelona over deferred wages continue to be a roadblock in United’s efforts to sign the player. Nevertheless, United is still confident that they will eventually close the deal.
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Additionally, United is searching for a second midfielder, and it is anticipated that they will soon finalise a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus after agreeing on a transfer fee and working out personal details with his mother and agent Veronique.
Unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo may be permitted to leave the team before the transfer window closes, and United have been considering a number of options to fill his spot should he do so. The Portuguese star and his camp have been urging United to allow Ronaldo to sign with a Champions League team.