Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag slams ‘average’ transfers made by club

January 8, 2023

Erik ten Hag has labelled Manchester United’s transfer business in the years before his appointment as “average” and claimed that only players who “can perform under great pressure” will survive at the club.

United spent £225million on six new arrivals this summer during Ten Hag’s first window in charge. Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Antony and Martin Dubravka (on loan) all walked through the doors of Old Trafford as the Dutchman started the first phase of his rebuild at the club.

Dubravka has since returned to Newcastle, but the other five squad additions have all helped United improve in some way shape or form this season. Eriksen, Casemiro, Martinez and Antony have all become prominent members of the first-team and raised the levels of those playing around them.