Erik ten Hag has despatched a transparent message to the Manchester United board concerning transfers.
Thus far, the Pink Devils have introduced in three new names to the first-team this summer season. First up, the Manchester outfit signed Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord on a four-year deal.
United are understood to have paid an preliminary £13m for the left-back, with an additional £1.7m payable in add-ons.
Manchester United additionally secured the providers of Christian Eriksen on a free switch following the expiration of his contract with Brentford.
Then, final week, Manchester United’s signing of Lisandro Martinez was made official. The transfer sees Manchester United pay an preliminary £49m for the Argentine, but additionally contains £8.5m in add-ons and £2.2m in solidarity funds to Martinez’s former golf equipment.
Regardless of these three signings, although, it’s clear Man United are nonetheless nowhere close to the extent of a Manchester Metropolis or Liverpool.
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One man who seemingly agrees with that is Erik ten Hag.
Talking to the media on Friday morning, the Dutchman despatched a transparent message to the United board that he wants extra gamers with the intention to address what is about to be a busy 2022/23 schedule:
“We signed Eriksen for the midfield division, so we’re actually proud of that,” Ten Hag stated. “And sure, I’m actually glad additionally with our performances of our midfield division and offensive division at this second.
“However I additionally find out about this season – we discuss it in Bangkok and Melbourne – it’s a number of video games, the World Cup, so we’d like extra choices the place you’ve gotten a very good group, and it’s not solely in regards to the group, you want a very good squad to get the suitable outcomes on the finish of the season.
“So we’ve got to strengthen the squad much more and we’re wanting round however we additionally want the suitable gamers.
“There’s a cause in a variety of video games you want extra choices in offence, clear. I feel it’s important if you wish to get success, the season is de facto lengthy however we nonetheless even have time to fill that in.
“Again in Manchester Eriksen, Martinez will take part, we’ve got extra choices, I feel they will fairly rapidly combine into the group.”