The Lowdown: Still no signings…
The Red Devils are still yet to finalise a first marquee signing for Erik ten Hag, with time ticking ahead of a return for pre-season.
De Jong appears to be the club’s main priority, although United are struggling to reach an agreement with the Spanish giants.
The Latest: Defender update
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth provided a live TV update on Wednesday afternoon, looking at defensive targets for the Red Devils.
He said it ‘may surprise some United fans’ to know that defensive reinforcements are the ‘lowest priority’ due to the number of players they have in that area already. Sheth did add that Ajax’s Jurrien Timber and Villarreal’s Pau Torres are of interest, but it doesn’t look as if moves for either are imminent.
The Verdict: Time for action
Gary Neville has admitted that he is worried that United are struggling to get business done early in the transfer window, and with Ten Hag set to report for pre-season in just 11 days’ time, the club need to get a move on.
The longer they take, the longer it could be until we see a transformation under Ten Hag, so multiple signings are needed over the coming weeks.
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