Erik ten Hag confirms he wants more Manchester United transfers

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s first competitive game ended in defeat. United were beaten 2-1 at home by Brighton and Hove Albion.

Heading into the game, United felt undercooked. Despite the promise of a summer window overhaul, the club spent around £50m net.

Two major gaps exist in central midfield and striker, while ideally the right-back and goalkeeper would also see an upgrade.

There is still time to add new players, and Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he is looking to do so.

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Ten Hag confirms he wants more transfers

Ten Hag was hesitant to make any further additions during his pre-match press conference. The matchday one loss may have been a revelation.

Quoted by Dutch outlet FCUpdate: “We need more players. We have several targets. We are working on it. But we should have done better today with this team.

He added of the disappointing loss: “It’s all about the results. We all know we are in a process. There are still a lot of things to improve. We have to learn from it and then move on.

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The Dutchman reportedly isn’t keen on reports linking Marko Arnautovic with a move to the club, with The Athletic claiming an offer has been made.

He said: “I’m not going into names because I think, in this pre-season, 250 players are involved or linked to Man United.”

United’s lack of depth up front was revealed against Brighton, while the so-called first-choice midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Fred underperformed.

United are still pursuing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, despite that deal having been frozen for a month.

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