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‘We want Frenkie?’ – Erik ten Hag in sarcastic reply about Barcelona star as Manchester United boss opens up on transfer targets


Erik ten Hag has insisted he has confidence in Manchester United’s squad despite the lack of new arrivals.

The Premier League side has completed deals for Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen so far this summer, but remain in the market for further additions.

Ten Hag was quizzed on United’s summer plans

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Ten Hag was quizzed on United’s summer plans

Ten Hag was also in jovial mood regarding the club’s pursuit of De Jong

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Ten Hag was also in jovial mood regarding the club’s pursuit of De Jong

As well as resolving the situation around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong remains the priority for the Red Devils as they look to add crucial quality in midfield.

Striking a deal with Barcelona is proving to be increasingly difficult, but while jokingly acknowledging the club’s interest in the Dutch star, Ten Hag is adamant that they won’t be signing further players for the sake of it.

Speaking in his press conference about De Jong when the player was brought up, he laughed: “We want Frenkie? I didn’t know.

“It’s about the right players and I cannot comment on a player under contract at another club.

“When you work with the current squad and develop players in your current squad, in this moment we have players in that position and perform really well.

“It would be a good situation (to have concluded all of their business) but I have a squad and I’m happy with the current squad.


Ten Hag won’t be signing players for the sake of it, he says

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Ten Hag won’t be signing players for the sake of it, he says

“We make good progress, I’m happy with the signings until now. You don’t need any player, you need the right player, that’s what we’re working for.”

Asked if they’ll move onto other targets, ten Hag said: “If it’s not the right player, no. We need the right players.”

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