Revealed: The transfer budget Erik ten Hag will be given by Manchester United this summer
After months of speculation, Manchester United confirmed on April 21st that they have appointed Erik ten Hag as their new permanent manager.
Ten Hag, currently finishing the 2021/22 campaign with Ajax, has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils that also includes the option of a further year.
The new First-Team Manager of Manchester United: Erik ten Hag.#MUFC || #WelcomeErik
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2022
Now, with the permanent manager ordeal sorted, United need to focus on revitalising their squad this summer.
Ralf Rangnick suggested recently that six to 10 new players could come in as part of a rebuild. However, The Times have revealed Ten Hag’s transfer budget for the summer and it is unlikely to be enough to sign so many players.
They report that Ten Hag will be given more than £120m to spend in the summer, with it added that the transfer budget will be increased if they are able to sell any more players.
Erik ten Hag gets £120m budget to save broken Manchester United. W/@polballushttps://t.co/onzJIkhJ9J
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) April 22, 2022
Where do Manchester United need to improve?
The answer is pretty much everywhere. But with £120m plus some extra funds from transfers, United are probably only going to be able to sign three or four new players this summer.
The obvious area United need to improve in is defensive midfield, with Nemanja Matic set to leave in the summer for free, meaning United would not have a single, natural no.6 on their books.
Centre-back also looks to be an area of concern, with Harry Maguire struggling for form, Raphael Varane frequently injured and the options behind said duo less than exciting.
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