According to reports, a group of Manchester United players has urged the club’s administration that they need to hurry up their recruitment of new signings before the transfer window shuts. The Red Devils sit at the bottom of the Premier League table after two defeats in their first two games of the season.
Following the disappointment of their previous season, many expected United to be one of the busiest teams this summer. Despite Erik ten Hag’s arrival with promises of a major overhaul, this has not been the case.
Despite losing five players, Manchester United have only added three fresh players to their squad.
According to The Mirror, numerous United players have taken it upon themselves to demand that the club boost the tempo of incomings.
According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Marcus Rashford have spoken with United’s higher-ups about how they ‘need support in the shape of transfers. They believe the club is demonstrating a ‘lack of ambition’ by failing to sign players to fill ‘glaring flaws in the squad.
United has been pursuing Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona since the transfer season started, but there is no indication that he will land at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Dutchman has been open about his desire to stay with Barcelona, but United is hesitant to back down after completing a £63 million deal for the former Ajax playmaker.
There is claimed to be ‘wide dismay’ at United over their choice to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus, with the deal now nearing completion.
The Frenchman was a regular starter in Serie A last season, but questions have been raised about his ability to help the Red Devils’ poor midfield.
The lack of business appears to have affected United’s general morale, with players now downgrading their expectations for the season after feeling that hope had been restored over the summer. Some have even concluded that their chances of making the top four are now slim.
It remains to be seen whether Ten Hag will exploit his players’ statements of desire to force new faces through the door. After his club was defeated 4-0 by Brentford over the weekend, the Dutchman was vociferous about wanting to buy numerous new players before the transfer window closed, and his side’s performance clearly demonstrated why.