According to rumors, John Murtough will miss Manchester United’s pre-season tour in order to complete four signings. So far, the Red Devils have only signed Tyrell Malacia, a left-back from Feyenoord. And they’re hoping to bolster their team as the new campaign approaches.
Manchester United is presently in Thailand, ramping up their preparations for the next season.
According to The Telegraph, Murtough is not present because he is working on four deals back in England.
United appears to be on the verge of signing Christian Eriksen, with the Danish international set to join on a free transfer after his contract with Brentford expires.
Everton and Leicester have also expressed interest in the 30-year-old, but he has verbally agreed to join United.
United is still hoping to sign Frenkie de Jong.
According to the latest reports from Catalonia, the midfielder does not want to leave Barcelona and would rather stay at the Nou Camp.
That would consume the majority of United’s summer budget.
It remains to be seen whether they will be able to sign all four of their primary transfer targets.
Concerning United’s recruiting, John O’Shea advised his former club to get their transfer business right this summer in order to give Ten Hag the best chance of success.
“Everyone understands it will be a major struggle,” he said.
“You, too, require outcomes. It will depend on which players he can bring in. That will eventually be the deciding factor.
“From his first news conference, which I thought was fairly spectacular, he seemed to have that hunger and appetite to really compete at the top.”
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure nine years ago, United has squandered roughly £1 billion.
However, Richard Arnold, who took over as Red Devils manager from Ed Woodward earlier this year, believes the club is now in a better position to sign the appropriate players.
Arnold recently blasted the club’s terrible financial management, claiming, “We spent a billion pounds on players.” We have spent the most in Europe.
“I’m not thrilled with where we’re at. It bothers me, and I’m concerned about how we’ll handle this in the future.
“What happened is that we [expletive] ran out of funds.” You can’t go to our training facility and say, “Show me where the £1 billion is,” because we’ve never spent money well in the past.
“I’m not here to support (chairman) Joel” (Glazer). He must express himself.
“But you’ve taken the time to come here and express yourself, and I appreciate that.”
“We’ve blown through a huge amount of money.” The money that the manager and director of football (John Murtough) desires for this summer is available.
“We need to do something for the future, like build a new stadium and a cutting-edge training facility.” We need to attract investors. That is required for me to do what I want for the club. I need more money now because no club in the world can afford to build a new stadium.
“You have two options: borrow money or invest it.” The funds must come from someplace. I’m sorry if you don’t like our present proprietors.
“However, if you want someone else to come in, they will see that the fans love the team, which is a good thing.” Last year, on the other hand, was a [expletive] nightmare. Every game was filled with vitriol.”