Erik ten Hag stays coy over Frenkie de Jong deal and insists the gamers he already has ‘in that place are performing rather well’ – however admits Man United are ‘nonetheless looking to strengthen the squad’ this summer time
- Erik ten Hag has remained coy over a potential deal to signal Frenkie de Jong
- The Barcelona midfielder has been one in all Manchester United’s high targets
- De Jong is being pursued by a lot of Premier League golf equipment this summer time
- Ten Hag confirmed the membership are ‘nonetheless looking to strengthen the squad’
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has refused to touch upon the potential for signing Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong this summer time, in his newest press convention.
The former Ajax boss is getting ready to take cost of his first aggressive sport for the Red Devils as he welcomes Brighton to Old Trafford within the league opener on Sunday afternoon.
But forward of the sport, the United supervisor was quizzed on the membership’s curiosity in de Jong – who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester and a reunion with ten Hag this summer time.
Erik ten Hag confronted the media on Friday forward of his first aggressive sport in cost
Ten Hag mentioned he would not know whether or not the membership will proceed their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong
In response to a query on de Jong, ten Hag mentioned: ‘We need Frenkie? I don’t know! I can not touch upon a participant underneath contract at one other membership. When now we have information we are going to give it.
‘You work with the present squad and develop gamers. In this second the gamers in that place are performing rather well.’
United are prone to begin with a midfield duo of Fred and Scott McTominay of their Premier League season opener in opposition to Brighton – with new recruit Christian Eriksen can also be probably lined up for a debut in a deeper function than regular.
The United boss is aware of the Barcelona midfielder effectively from their time spent collectively at Ajax
The new United boss continued: ‘We mentioned it earlier than. We are nonetheless looking to strengthen the squad. I’m satisfied now we have a great workforce and a great squad. We can nonetheless strengthen however the workforce has confirmed it could play at a great stage.’
The Red Devils have additionally been linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and West Ham’s Declan Rice – however it’s unlikely that both participant can be accessible for a switch this summer time.
Ten Hag will kick-start his Manchester United profession on Sunday afternoon as his facet welcome Brighton of their Premier League season opener.
Ten Hag says he’s proud of the performances from his defensive midfielders in pre-season