Manchester United Boss Erik ten Hag Eyes Striker Signing in Summer Transfer Window

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has expressed his desire to bolster his squad with a striker during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Despite initially feeling confident in his team’s goalscoring capabilities for the season, Ten Hag now believes additional firepower is needed. United currently ranks last among the Premier League’s top 10 teams with just 45 goals scored in the campaign.

Speaking at a news conference, Ten Hag emphasized the importance of bringing in a proven goalscorer to Old Trafford, stating that it “would help” the team. He highlighted the need for depth in every position, particularly in roles where United lacked options this season, such as the striker and left-back positions.

United’s attacking lineup has relied heavily on Denmark forward Rasmus Hojlund, who was signed from Atalanta last August for £72m. However, Ten Hag recognizes the need for more reliable goalscorers, considering the inconsistent performances from players like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Looking ahead, Ten Hag will be working under a new transfer strategy following the recent ownership changes at United. With Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s involvement in football operations and the appointment of Omar Berrada as chief executive, United’s transfer approach is expected to evolve.

Ten Hag remains open to input from the club’s new hierarchy, acknowledging the importance of aligning transfer decisions with his coaching philosophy. While expressing confidence in United’s recruitment plans, he welcomes new ideas that complement the team’s playing style.

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