Erik ten Hag and John Murtough have agreed on two positions that should take precedent in the summer as Manchester United look for recruits.
The newly-installed coach and United chief share the same belief with regards to what areas of the squad should be bolstered, report Goal. With the summer transfer market open on June 10, it appears that the side will be focusing on getting a midfielder and a striker.
Following the departure of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, strengthening is certainly needed in the middle of the pitch. This is compounded by the fact the duo of Fred and Scott McTominay has been deemed not good enough. Frenkie de Jong is strongly linked to the Premier League giants, but there is a degree of uncertainty around whether Barcelona sees the player as surplus to requirements. Ruben Neves is another name that won’t just die down, with constant links between the Portuguese midfielder and United.
Meanwhile, there is a need for a striker to come in and help last season’s top-scorer for the club, Cristiano Ronaldo, find the goals next campaign.
The Red Devils have been linked with several names, including Darwin Nunez, of Benfica, and Antony, who Ten Hag worked with at Ajax.
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The pull of the club is still tremendous even though United slumped to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season, meaning that they managed to earn a spot in the Europa League for next campaign.
Ten Hag proclaimed that he would want to do business as a matter of urgency when he makes the switch to Man United. "I am switching very rapidly, yes," he said after his final game at Ajax. "But is it really necessary, because a lot of things need to be dealt with. I have the energy to carry on after the Dutch season with a new period in Manchester. I am looking forward to dealing with things.”
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