Manchester United ‘plan to sign three new players’, not the TEN suggested by Ralf Rangnick, as Erik ten Hag is asked to oversee an evolution, not revolution – with Aaron Wan-Bissaka ‘on a five-man for-sale list’
- Interim manager Ralf Rangnick said that United needed to sign 10 new players
- But, United are only planning to sign three news players in the summer window
- Darwin Nunez, Jurrien Timber and Pau Torres are top of the priority list for United
- They will also off-load the likes of Bailly, Martial, Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Manchester United will sign three new players during the summer transfer window as opposed to the 10 new players Ralf Rangnick suggested they needed after the Red Devils lost to Liverpool, a new report today calims.
The Old Trafford hierarchy will reportedly hand incoming manager Erik ten Hag a £100million to £150m budget to acquire new players, but told the Dutch boss to prioritise ‘evolution’ rather than ‘revolution’.
Therefore, Ten Hag will look to sign Darwin Nunez, Jurrien Timber and Pau Torres after off-loading the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Alex Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Erik ten Hag a £100million to £150m budget to acquire new players during the summer
According to ESPN, Manchester United have decided to distance themselves from Rangnick’s comments following Manchester United’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
Speaking after the game, Rangnick said that Manchester United should sign 10 new players during the summer transfer window.
The interim manager said: ‘It is embarrassing, it is disappointing, maybe even humiliating. We have to accept they are six years ahead of us now.
‘There will be a rebuild here. Six, seven, maybe 10 new players will come. (Liverpool) have better players than we have and this was really reflected by the result today.
He will sign just three players as opposed to the 10 Ralf Rangnick suggested he needed
Manchester United will off-load the likes of Bailly, Martial, Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka
ON THE WAY OUT…
Out of contract: Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata
‘Open to offers’: Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Alex Telles, Aaron Wan-Bissaka
‘There will be a rebuild for sure, that was obvious in the first three or four weeks for me. For us it is extremely embarrassing as a coaching staff to sit here and have a press conference like this. We just have to admit they are better than us.’
Manchester United are open to signing new players during the summer window but they have made it clear that they are looking to evolve the current squad rather than overhaul it.
That being said, Ten Hag will be given a £100million to £150m budget to spend during the transfer window. He will also receive extra cash once Manchester United offload a host players.
Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Alex Telles and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are among those that have been linked with a departure from Old Trafford this summer.
Paul Pogba (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) expected to leave the club on free transfers
There are concerns over goalkeeper David de Gea’s suitability to Ten Hag’s playing system
Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are also expected to leave the club on free transfers during the summer window.
Additionally, Ten Hag will have to make a decision about the Manchester United goalkeepers once he arrives at the club.
Dean Henderson has expressed his desire to leave Manchester United while sources have revealed that the Dutch manager is worried about David de Gea’s suitability for his system.
Therefore, with a mass exodus expected this summer, Manchester United are putting together a list of potential candidates they are interested in speaking with.
Manchester United are eager to sign a striker and midfielder during the summer window. The Red Devils are thought to be interested in either Harry Kane or highly-rated Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
Star striker Darwin Nunez (in red) and Jurrien Timber are top of the priority list for United
Manchester United are also said to be interested in signing Pau Torres from Villarreal
However, Benfica are believed to be holding out for at least £110million for the striker – and the fee would represent a sizeable profit from the £20m they paid for him in 2020.
Manchester United are also said to be putting together a list of full-backs for the summer transfer window. Among those selected so far is Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
The Red Devils have also approached Ajax about the availability of Jurrien Timber ahead of Ten Hag’s arrival at the club.
Additionally, ESPN claim that Manchester United’s football director John Murtough has reached out to Andreas Pereira to tell him that Ten Hag would be interested in his services if a permanent move to Flamengo breaks down this summer.