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Breaking News: Erik ten Hag points finger for Man Utd transfer failures and refuses to take blame

Erik ten Hag points finger for Man Utd transfer failures and refuses to take blame

Two trophies in two seasons for Ten Hag – will he get a third campaign? (Image: The FA via Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is adamant that he did not approve of the significant transfers of players like Antony, Rasmus Hojlund, Casemiro, Mason Mount, and Andre Onana.

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, won’t accept responsibility for losing over £400 million in the transfer window.

Ten Hag is adamant that he did not approve of players like Antony, Rasmus Hojlund, Casemiro, Mason Mount, and Andre Onana making extravagant moves.

The Dutchman asserted that he was unrelated to valuations, implying that former CEO Richard Arnold and former football director John Murtough approved an investment that hasn’t produced much profit.

“I am not responsible for the extremely high prices paid for players,” Ten Hag stated. The club conducted all of the negotiations, even those involving very talented players who ultimately chose not to sign.

Therefore, the situation is a little more complex than the dire image of the purchase policy that is being presented. It’s all bad, but the club’s foundation has gotten stronger in spite of everything.

Even though it’s not all apparent to the outside world right now, everyone inside will come to that conclusion.

“The future appears bright with players like (Kobbie) Mainoo, (Alejandro) Garnacho, Hojlund, and also someone like Amad Diallo, who has developed very strongly.”

With the addition of a striker, a center-back, and a midfielder this summer, Ten Hag is eager to bolster his team. He also believes that by keeping his players healthy—Jordan Reece, an Arsenal physio—they can contend for the top spot once more.

“After that, you can use such an eleven to start playing for the top four. That seems realistic to me and gives me hope,” he continued. “Last year, we had a clear plan: we would purchase a striker, acquire a goalkeeper with the ability to shape the game from behind, and add another midfield player.

“That was the strategy, and theoretically, we would then be stronger and ready to move forward.”

 

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