Manchester United board is under pressure to sign a striker after the club failed to attract a suitor for the Portuguese superstar. While United are reportedly interested in Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Juventus’ Xherdan Shaqiri, Erik ten Hag believes that they should bring in a new striker. Ten Hag wants to play around Cristiano Ronaldo’s style of play, so he’s looking to sign an attacking player to replace him.
Erik ten Hag wants to bring in a new striker
The Dutch manager has been in a position to make the decision to bring in a new striker since leaving Ajax in the summer. However, he quickly realised that the United squad was a bit short on attacking options, and wants to improve that situation by signing a new striker. Although he is keen to keep Ronaldo at Old Trafford, Ten Hag is also looking for attacking reinforcements to complement the Portuguese star. Inter Milan could be forced to wheel and deal this summer to bolster their squad and may even strike a swap deal with United for Anthony Martial.
The Portuguese international is still a target for Bayern Munich, while Man Utd are also considering signing Robert Lewandowski. However, the owners of Manchester United are aware that if they were to let Ronaldo leave, their fans would react furiously. In the meantime, the Dutch coach is keen to bring in a Brazilian striker, aiming to sign a young striker to strengthen his attacking line. However, if he does succeed in his plans, the club will end up blowing their transfer budget.
In the meantime, the Portuguese international is reportedly due to report to pre-season training on Monday. Despite the uncertainty around the future of Ronaldo, the club has already signed three other players. Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have also joined the club. The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League with one game left in their season. Ronaldo is also expected to talk to the coach of Ajax, Erik ten Hag.
The incoming Manchester United manager acknowledges that there is immediate pressure on him to perform and win. However, the Dutchman says that the pressure of winning is not enough. That’s the reason why he will continue to push for the deal to work out. In the meantime, he hopes to impress the board with his tactics. The next move is likely to be a permanent move to Man Utd.
Despite the huge expectations for Ronaldo, a few players have failed to make the most of his signings. The Portuguese star was the talisman of the team last season and his 24 goals in 33 appearances helped the club qualify for the Europa League. Unfortunately, his homecoming coincided with Martial’s slump. The other strikers, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, have struggled to adapt to the lack of Ronaldo. However, the Frenchman is now enjoying the freedom to play as a no 9 and has scored three times in pre-season.
The Dutchman is keen to sign a new striker this summer as he wants to make the team’s attack more potent. During Ralf Rangnick’s interim stint at Old Trafford, Ronaldo wanted to change the formation of the team. However, the interim manager refused to listen to the Portuguese star and his request went unheeded. Ten Hag, on the other hand, has made it clear that he would be open to the possibility of signing Ronaldo.
He wants to work around Cristiano Ronaldo’s style of play
Tottenham Hotspur are keen to get their new manager in place and shape their squad for next season. That means the players who press the most need to adapt to the new manager’s style. One player who has been linked with the club is Paul Pogba, who is expected to leave on expiry of his contract. So, will Erik ten Hag be able to work around Cristiano Ronaldo’s style of play?
It is unclear if ten Hag has spoken to Ronaldo privately, but he has pledged to work around his style of play. The Portuguese has been a controversial figure in recent months, with questions being raised about whether he is suited to ten Hag’s high-pressing style. However, he has backed his decision by saying that he will speak to the player at length in July.
It is no surprise that the Portuguese is unhappy at Manchester United and has already said that he wants to leave the club. Ten Hag has spoken with the Glazer family and believes that Ronaldo is a key part of the club’s quest for glory. The Portuguese star was a revelation at Old Trafford last season, but has complained about the lack of Champions League football this season. As such, he has asked for a move if the offer he has received is acceptable.
If the Portuguese striker does not adapt to the new manager’s style, United will be forced to play more like the Dutch club’s tactical system. But that would be difficult unless United could bring back the likes of David Moyes. Moreover, United could reinvest their wages and try to play more like Ten Hag. In order to improve the team’s chances of achieving top-flight glory, they must find a midfielder to cover the winger’s defensive role.
While the Portuguese striker is an extremely talented technical football player, his lack of dynamic movement means that he is often unable to play in a forward position quickly enough. This leaves United with no focal point. And since he has only one year left on his contract, the club must work around the Portuguese star’s style of play. If it fails to accommodate this, he will no doubt leave the club.
United have a huge task ahead of them. Last season, they finished sixth in the Premier League, the worst in the history of Premier League soccer. They also missed the Champions League for the first time, a devastating blow considering the money they spent in the summer. The manager is also urging the squad to improve their fitness levels. And if he succeeds in that, the team could win the title in 2020.
He wants to sign an attacking player after leaving Ajax
In the wake of the club’s recent defeat at Manchester United, manager Edwin ten Hag has declared that he wants to sign an attacking player after leaving the Dutch club. Despite this, a number of players have been linked with the Dutch club and Antony is one of those names. The 21-year-old is likely to be signed permanently this summer and will become the club’s second signing of the summer. After signing Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, United are set to get a boost in their pursuit of the Belgian striker. Despite this, it remains a top target for manager Edwin ten Hag.
Antony is a player with plenty of admirers in Amsterdam, including defenders such as Paul Pogba, as well as Barcelona and Manchester City. His impressive performances in Amsterdam have been attracting attention from Premier League sides. He has already won eight caps for his country, including one for the Brazil national team. This summer, he could decide his future by sticking with Ten Hag. Manchester United are also keen to sign Brazilian winger Antony, who was coached by Ten Hag while at Ajax. In fact, the duo could cause plenty of damage to opposition defences.
In addition to Antony, United are also interested in signing Ajax winger Jurrien Timber. Timber was a regular under ten Hag at Ajax. Manchester United are also looking at Pau Torres from Villarreal, but their main priority will remain attacking players. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the Dutchman is keen to sign an attacking player.
If United are to replace Ralf Rangnick as manager, a raid on Ajax is possible. Despite his renowned attention to detail, it remains to be seen whether ten Hag will sign three Ajax players before the end of the summer. But whether or not he signs three Ajax players would depend on the club’s budget and goals. And if he signs three Ajax players, it could be a great move for the club.
The Netherlands have many options when it comes to signing an attacking player. The Netherlands have several attacking players in the youth academy and Gravenberch is an example of such a player. Ajax are reportedly working hard to sign him, but Liverpool and Manchester United will have to be wary of hijacking a deal. The striker Sebastien Haller has been linked with Liverpool. Haller spent his career at West Ham United and has re-ignite his career at Ajax.
In addition to Alessandro Bastoni, Manchester United are in a four-way bidding war for Malcolm Ebiowei. The Red Devils are set to sign the Inter Milan defender, but have not signed Declan Rice. And the club has already signed two Ajax products in the last few months. Meanwhile, United are on the lookout for an attacking player as well.