Ten Hag says Man United need to strengthen squad with quality signings

LONDON, Dec 30 ― Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag stated the Leading League club have to have reinforcements up top to continue being aggressive on all fronts, but included that any signing in January would only be finished if the phrases match their “sporting and economic criteria”.

United are gentle on attacking firepower and will be wanting to plug the hole left by Cristiano Ronaldo next his departure from the club in the wake of an explosive job interview with TalkTV.

British media reported that United were being chasing Dutch ahead Cody Gakpo, just before Liverpool sealed the offer and signed him for a noted original payment of £37 million (RM196.4 million) on Wednesday.

When asked if he would be all right with United failing to signal a forward for the duration of the January window, Ten Hag told reporters, “we have the gamers who are matching our requirements. But with all the games that are coming, it is tricky level of competition in all the leagues.

“If you want to also be in all the leagues and retain participating in in all the leagues by profitable games and cups as effectively, you have to have gamers, you have to have numbers to protect,” Ten Hag added, speaking prior to Saturday’s league match at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“So, we need to have fantastic gamers. Not only quantities, you have to have high quality players to address that and also that you want competitors.

“And you want also that you can make tactical alternatives. We are searching for the appropriate player for our squad and (he) has to match our sporting standards but also our financial requirements.”

10 Hag also praised defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who struggled with accidents this year and was joined with a transfer absent from Previous Trafford, but is slowly and gradually finding his feet immediately after setting up United’s final two online games.

“In the very first-50 percent of the year, he was both injured or ill, so you really don’t have a position in the squad,” Ten Hag claimed.

“So, I considered that the split was excellent for him. He returned, he was in the training camp in Spain, he could engage in some online games in planning for the restart.

“Now he is playing video games and he is executing truly effectively so I am pleased with his overall performance. But we want that levels of competition in our squad… And he has to enjoy games in the group and then you can produce and then you can grow.” ― Reuters