Erik ten Hag refuses to get drawn into transfer speculation amid sale process

Erik ten Hag was hesitant to get drawn into transfer speculation in this afternoon’s press conference. 

With four Manchester United fixtures remaining this season, attention is already turning to what additions are required over the summer window.

Ten Hag got his first transfer window pretty much spot on; Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Antony and Tyrell Malacia have all proven to be top-quality signings that have done exactly what the manager has asked of them.

However, reinforcements are now needed if the Red Devils want to compete on all four fronts next term, but it’s not an easy situation – the drawn-out sale process has left the manager with his hands tied when it comes to navigating the market, as his transfer budget for the forthcoming window is yet to be confirmed until any potential new owners are sought.

Ten Hag on his project

Ten Hag was quizzed on the topic of whether Manchester City’s progression to the Champions League final has made him consider the standard of his squad and the players he needs, he responded (via the Man Utd website): “When you see this project, it’s first of all important to get into the Champions League. I don’t think today of that standard, I look to the next game and that’s Bournemouth.

“We have to win that to get in the Champions League, we have everything in our hands. So, we focus on the game and the games coming up, the first game is the most important.”

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