Manchester united board agreed to fund Eric Ten Hag with a lucrative £189 million to complete four January transfers so as to Compete for the Premier League & to keep the Champions league hope alive
Manchester United have been told that they need to make up to four transfers in the January window in order to compete for the Premier League title and Europa league this season.
Eric Ten Hag side are currently Eleven points behind the Arsenal who is at the top of the table at the World Cup break, but have been warned that his side needs further investment to keep challenge alive.
Former Manutd Rio Ferdinand believes that Manutd need to invest in attack, midfield and defence and they could strengthen those areas with four transfers. “They need at least three or four players if they really want to compete for the title,” Ferdinand told Compare Bet.
“I think they need more wingers up front, and another option as a striker. I really like Rashford, Anthony, Sancho, Martial, Elanga & Garnacho, but they won’t be able to play every single game, especially after the World Cup so they’ll definitely need one striker, one winger, they need more competition for Anthony and Martial.
“And of course, if they can add one more midfield player, and one more central defender because I think they are short of central defenders – if Lisandro Martínez, Varane or Lindelof are injured, who’s going to play, Marguire? Really? I’m not a big fan of Marguire.
“So overall, they need three or four players. If they can avoid injury or suspensions that would be great, but even then most of the players are involved in the World Cup so they’re going to be tired mentally and physically as well. So they definitely need to be active in the next transfer window.”
Ferdinand has warned the Manutd that they must find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, after his exit from Manchester United. The Red Devils agreed to mutually terminate the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract, but the ex defender believes that while another striker is necessary, it should be a goal Machine like the Portugal star.