Which players should be Erik ten Hag's key summer targets

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has outlined the five signings he believes will transform the club this summer.



Here is my view on this,

Since the beginning of the summer transfer Manchester united could not sign a single player, Erik should look in for mid fielders like Frenkie because Paul pogba is already out from the club and they can’t depend on fried.
Manchester also need a supporting striker because Cristiano Ronaldo is not longer fit to play last longing matches because his is old, though his performance last season was exquisite, that’s why I call him the Greatest of all times.


We all know the transfer market has just started but backing Erik ten Hag before the pre season would have been a great sign of intent.

We all know deals take time but Manchester United always tend to make a saga out of every transfer.

Manchester united cannot compare themselves to Manchester City and Liverpool at the moment.

If Manchester United were in for Erling Haaland he would have only arrived in August. That’s a fact.


Anthony should be Manchester United first signing,as a matter of fact the player is keen to reunite with is formal boss and this has given Man Utd a major boost in their pursuit of the Brazilian international.

Anthony has a fantastic season with Ajax and also under his formal boss Erik Ten Hag in the last campaign scoring 12 goals and also providing 10 assists for Ajax and also won the league with them.
United could do with a right sided winger following the departures of Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani and also because of the uncertainty of Mason Greenwood’s future.


Man Utd’s list of summer transfer targets According to numerous reports include:

Frenkie De Jong, Antony, Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Martinez, Jari Litmanen, Wesley Sneijder, Michael Van Gerwen and Tiesto.

My thoughts on Man utd transfers is that all things must be on HOLD so ETH sort out his back room staff!

It won’t be easy right now!


Manchester suffers a lot defensively in the last campaign.The red devils conceded 57 goals in 38 premier league matches and as a result of that Manchester united are back in the market in search for a central back.
One of player who has emerge as top target is Ajax player Lisandro Martinez.
In my own opinion Man utd need to strengthened their defence so as not to have a devastating season like that of last season.
Martinez has made 120 appearances for Ajax and has helped them to win two Eredivisie tittle and KNVB cup.
Its necessary for Man utd to at least sign a new central back and Martinez would be a perfect option for them.


Man United have been linked with what feels like every name under the sun at this point. They are yet to make any signings this summer.

After missing out on Darwin Nunez to Liverpool, Antony feels like United’s main target. Due to the Erik ten Hag connection, Antony joining at Old Trafford seems to be very likely.

Outside of Jadon Sancho, United’s wingers have struggled for any sort of consistency. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are no longer in their form, so the addition of Antony could certainly help out.


Alex McLeish advises Manchester United to invest in new striker

Former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has advised Manchester United to bring in a world-class striker this summer. The Red Devils are yet to make an addition to their squad this summer. The club are engaged in talks with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong.

However, speaking to Football Insider, McLeish said that a new striker should be a priority at Old Trafford.


Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren has revealed plans to change the culture at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils endured a difficult 2021-22 campaign and are preparing for a fresh start under Erik ten Hag this summer. The club have already allowed Nemanja Matic to leave. Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata will depart once their contracts expire at the end of the month.

Speaking on the McClaren Performance podcast, McClaren said that any player not willing to comply with the standards could be offloaded.


:rotating_light: Manchester United are set to get rid of five players to make room for Erik ten Hag’s new signings:

:england: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
:cote_divoire: Eric Bailly
:england: Phil Jones
:england: Axel Tuanzebe​
:england: Brandon Williams

(Source: Daily Mirror)


The expectations Manchester United fans have of Ten Hag is very naive and unrealistic. Of course you will see some improvement from a team and Individual perspective. However without 4-5 signings we won’t significantly improve. You don’t want to hear it but it’s facts.


Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen is concerned by the club’s lack of transfer activity :speaking_head:: “They [rivals] have strengthened. Manchester United have far more work to do than that.”

Manchester City’s only weakness last season was not having a striker. They won the Premier League and responded to winning the league by signing Erling Haaland & Julian Alvarez.

Manchester United last season were weak in almost all the positions. So far, we’ve responded by signing off £11m in dividends to the Glazers with no signings completed.


I cannot stress how much Scott McTominay will have to improve positionally and in possession for all these ‘Frenkie- McT- Bruno’ midfield’s to be in any way functional.

Like this isn’t just a bit of tweaking, this is a “massive” improvement because at the moment he’s really bad at it and it’ll just result in teams being able to double up on De Jong when we’re trying to build up.

If you want to be closer to something functional it’s Fred as De Jong’s partner but even that isn’t ideal.

This is not an endorsement for Scott McTominay in the midfield.

Basically said he needs to improve drastically for the midfield to even fundamentally work on a basic level and people will be like ‘why do you want McTominay to start or why do you think he can’ like I wasn’t saying this is a really bad thing.



The £68.8m fee for Frenkie de Jong meets Manchester United’s valuation. It’s below what Barcelona paid Ajax, but United’s logic has been Barca offering the player to them because of their finances. I’m sure there’ll be add-ons to sweaten a concluded deal. Looks like Erik ten Hag has his main target.

The biggest obstacle for Manchester United with Christian Eriksen is his potential desire to stay in London. Spurs currently hold no interest in him, leaving Brentford and United. He doesn’t have as many offers on the table as previously reported. A simple choice for him to make next week.

With Ruben Neves, Wolves yet to offer the player to the marketplace. Manchester United have other targets to pursue. There’s every chance Neves stays one more season unless Wolves need to raise funds. Currently, their huge valuation would price the player out of any move.


Frenkie de Jong saga:

3 Weeks ago

  • interested
  • considering

2 Weeks ago

  • offer made
  • better offer made

1 week ago

  • Bid submitted
  • Bid rejected
  • Better bid submitted

This weekend

  • Close to being done
  • Very close to being done
  • Matter of hours

Make it end, Manchester United :disappointed:


Manchester United: ‘Erik ten Hag may have just £100m to spend this summer before sales’

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has a £100million transfer war chest to spend this summer, reports claim, a figure which may deal a blow to his rebuilding plans.

Ten Hag will start work at the club tomorrow with his players set to report back for pre-season training, but United have so far been unable to add to his squad.

  • Tyrell Malacia :hourglass_flowing_sand:
  • Frenkie de Jong :hourglass_flowing_sand:
  • Eriksen (will respond soon)
  • Antony (wants United immediately)
  • Lisandro Martinez (bidding soon)

There’s a real possibility Manchester United may sign ALL these players this window.

Though majority of us think we still need a DM (even though Martinez can play there) but this would be a decent start.

Besides, Erik ten Hag alone knows what his set-up will be and how he intends to use Frenkie de Jong.


:rotating_light::warning:Erik ten Hag will have just £100m transfer budget to rebuild Man Utd squad causing major headache for boss on first day…

:white_check_mark:Manchester United believe they are now closing in on a £67million deal with Barcelona for the midfielder who spent 18 months working under Ten Hag’s former club Ajax.

:rotating_light::studio_microphone:But while CEO Richard Arnold told fans in a recent pub meeting that money was “not a consideration” in this summer’s transfer market, he will still not provide Ten Hag with an open cheque book.

:rotating_light:United thought they could capture Ajax winger Antony for around £40m.

:rotating_light::x:But the Eredivisie champions are demanding £69m for the 22-year-old Brazilian.

:rotating_light::white_check_mark:With United looking for investors to fund either a new stadium or a major overhaul of the Theatre of Dreams, Ten Hag will have to pay the price.

:moneybag::hourglass_flowing_sand:His budget before any sales - with Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly expected to be dumped - could be as little as £100m.

Glory Glory Man United :heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heart::heart:


Is Erik ten Hag trying to get the band back together? :thinking:


:rotating_light: 𝗝𝗨𝗦𝗧 𝗜𝗡: Manchester United are aiming to complete five signings by the end of their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia [Samuel Luckhurst; MEN]