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Erik ten Hag confident of more transfer business for Manchester United before deadline day

Cain Smith

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Erik ten Hag confident of more transfer business for Manchester United before deadline day

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Erik ten Hag is confident of more summer signings for Manchester United before the window shuts at the beginning of September.

The United manager has brought in three new names to the squad that finished sixth in the Premier League last season.

Tyrell Malacia was the first, being a competitor to Luke Shaw at left-back.

Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez came next, with the pairing slotting into the team's midfield and defence respectively.

However, there are still large gaps to be addressed, especially in midfield and attack.

The Reds started with their Danish midfield signing as the furthest man forward against Brighton last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo was not fit to start and Anthony Martial was unavailable through injury. It was a large indicator of the lack of striker depth at Ten Hag's disposal.

Ten Hag is keen to bolster his squad as the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future continues (Image: Alamy)
Ten Hag is keen to bolster his squad as the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future continues (Image: Alamy)

That game ended in a loss but Ten Hag has made clear that he will not panic, with the standards set so high at Old Trafford.

"I know there is always pressure, I have the experience, how it is, I know we have to win every game," the manager explained in his latest press conference.

"I know the fans, I know everyone expects Manchester United to win every game, we have to deal with that,

"All I can do is prepare the team as well as I can this weekend."

Speaking more on the upcoming fixture, the Dutchman added that whilst it will be difficult, the objective has to be to get the first three points of the season.

"Every game is hard. Really good (team), same as last week, Brighton, they have a team and coach long together and a good structure," Ten Hag said on the opposition. "We have to win."

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Many will believe that in order for the manager to succeed, he will need further recruitment in his squad.

When asked if he and the board were on the same page regarding transfer targets, Ten Hag answered with an abrupt "Yes".

This comes following the interest sparked in the likes of Adrien Rabiot and Marko Arnautovic, although any chance of the latter joining the team has been squashed following United fans' dismay at former allegations of racism against the forward.

United are behind their competitors in the transfer market, and on the pitch, but the manager believes that he will be getting the support that is needed.

"We have to," Ten Hag responded when asked if the squad will be stronger come the end of the window. "I am convinced we will have," he added.

Topics: Manchester United, Transfers, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag

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