Murtough says Man Utd plans “ahead of schedule” as he shatters January hopes for Ten Hag

Murtough says Man Utd plans “ahead of schedule” as he shatters January hopes for Ten Hag

Manchester United manager John Murtough says Erik ten Hag will continue to be supported in the transfer market but warned that there is unlikely to be “the same level of activity in future windows”.

United spent the club’s record of £ 220m this summer when Antony, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Martin Dubravka all made it to Old Trafford.

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A report he suggested it Ten Crone An additional £ 70m would be delivered in January, which could rise to £ 100m thanks to player sales, to continue his team’s renewal, but Murtough dampened the hopes of United fans after stating summer reports put the club “ahead of its time”.

“Over the summer, we made significant investments in the first team squad with the permanent addition of five regular players, including a balance of seasoned international players and young emerging talent,” he said, via the Daily mail.

“We have also seen a higher than normal number of starts, and this was an equally important part of refreshing the squad after the disappointing 2021-22 season.

“We will continue to support Erik in ensuring he has players with the right quality and character to achieve success, while ensuring that the investment remains consistent with our commitment to financial sustainability.

“Overall, we are ahead of schedule in our recruiting plans as planned in the early summer and do not expect the same level of activity in future windows. As always, our planning focuses on the summer window. “

Murtough then praised Ten Hag for the impact he has already had in his short time at the club, patting himself on the back in the process.

He added: “After a thorough research and due diligence process it became clear to us that Erik was the strongest candidate, based on his outstanding managerial record, his commitment to the proactive and attacking football we want to play and the vision and ambition he showed for the role.

“There is still a long way to go, but we have already seen, during his first four months in office, greater unity, focus and drive that bode well for the future.”


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