Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag insists that the summer plans haven’t changed due to the Liverpool result
The general consensus after the result at Anfield was that the manager would ship a few players out who brought out their white flags against Liverpool.
The report states that United would be looking to sign a right-back and a goalkeeper, while a young midfielder is required too. It is not a hidden secret that this team needs a top-class centre-forward as well.
Here’s what ten Hag said when asked about the summer plans and whether anything changed due to the Liverpool result (h/t Manchester Evening News):
“No, it can’t change after one game. There is a continuing process and it’s already in the background. When the season comes to an end it’s going to be even more difficult for every team because the pressure will be higher and higher.
“So you need character, you need determination, you need resilience, you need a team with personalities and I think we’ve already showed several times this season that this team can deal with setbacks.”
Among the strikers linked with us, recent reports suggest that ten Hag has earmarked Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane as his primary target. The England captain will be in the final year of his contract in the summer and may want out.
If we start the transfer window with the signing of Kane, it would be an excellent start. In the goalkeeping department, as good as David de Gea is, his kicking has been an issue. Ten Hag admitted that he cannot ignore that issue after a shaky performance against Real Betis.
United among several clubs are linked with Brentford stopper David Raya. The Spaniard has been a revelation in the Premier League in the last 18 months with his sumptuous distribution and fantastic shot-stopping skills.
In the midfield department, it remains to be seen whether we would go back for Frenkie de Jong after missing out on him last summer. With the likes of Casemiro (31), Fred (30) and Scott McTominay (26) aren’t getting younger, a midfield addition of quality is required.
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We hope that whoever the owners of the club are in the summer, they can free up some cash for ten Hag and his staff to spend on key personnel addition ahead of the start of next season.