Erik ten Hag urges Man Utd to 'strike' before transfer window closes

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has asked those in charge at Old Trafford to remain alert to any possible opportunities before the closure of the transfer window.

The Red Devils have added just backup goalkeeper Jack Butland and striker Wout Weghorst on loan deals this month, but Ten Hag is keen to bolster his squad further as they find themselves locked in a battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League.

"In the coming days, should we have an opportunity, I would go for it but it's not only up to me. I think that always has to be the approach at this club," he said.

"Every day you have to get better so if there are opportunities to get better then you have to strike, that's my approach. I'm looking, doing research, I have an idea and have profiles to strengthen the squad."

With finances limited this month, United have prioritised loan deals but Ten Hag pointed to his side's continued battle for no fewer than four trophies as evidence for their need to keep bolstering all over the pitch.

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"That's good and that's why we need all the players we have in our squad, to develop them but especially to get the right results out of it," the boss added. "We want to stay in the competitions as long as possible. We have to fight for that and I think that's good for the development of the club.

"If we are ahead of the process, I don't know. Every day we have to give our maximum, we have to approach it that good is not good enough, we have do better so that we keep progressing. It never ends, we have to approach it like that. If you are ahead or not in the process, it is not that important it's where we are now. We want to win every game, it doesn't matter the opponent."

Source : 90min