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Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag makes Frenkie de Jong transfer declaration

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ERIK TEN HAG spoke to the media ahead of his first Premier League game as Manchester United manager on Friday. Marcus Rashford reflects Man Utd’s pre-season tour in Australia Invalid emailWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoManchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted the club need to make signings before the summer transfer deadline. But he has indicated that it’s Frenkie de Jong or nothing in terms of midfield options as uncertainty looms over his priority target.United have been chasing De Jong all summer and agreed an initial £63million deal with Barcelona weeks ago. However, issues over deferred salary payments, adding up to £17m, owed to the player have derailed the club’s attempts to get the transfer over the line in the final stages.Ahead of United’s Premier League opener against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, Ten Hag has stressed the need for players, but only ones who fit the right profile in his Old Trafford rebuild. The Dutchman added that he’s content with his current squad, suggesting he might not bolster his midfield ranks further if De Jong is unattainable.He told reporters: “We want Frenkie? It’s about the right players… At this moment, we have players in that position who perform really well. It would be a good situation [to sign more players], but I am happy with the current squad. We need players. You don’t need any player; you need the right player.”READ MORE: Man Utd boss Ten Hag makes Chelsea star ‘new transfer priority’ Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has addressed Frenkie de Jong links. (Image: MUTV)Ten Hag guides United into his first competitive game as manager this weekend, but his starting line-up could feature no new signings. The Red Devils have recruited Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez so far this summer, but neither of their places in the side are confirmed.However, Ten Hag confirmed that Eriksen and Martinez, who accumulated less than 90 minutes each during pre-season due to their late arrivals, are fit to start. Whether he starts Malacia over an established player like Luke Shaw at left-back is another big decision on his shoulders. Man Utd will want to end their trophy drought under Erik ten Hag (Image: EXPRESS) Man Utd ‘willing to meet £41.8m Benjamin Sesko asking price’ as John Murtough works away Manchester United chief John Murtough is working to deliver the signing of Benjamin Sesko for Erik ten Hag.Will the player make a difference to the Red Devils’ push for top 4 this season? Find out the latest HERE.Ten Hag will be keen to start life as United boss on a positive note and avoid sending the supporters home unhappy from Old Trafford. The Dutchman is bound to be confident after being handed a somewhat favourable opening month in the Premier League, barring Liverpool’s visit on August 22.After hosting Brighton, United travel to Brentford and Southampton, both tipped to battle relegation this season, on either side of the mouth-watering Liverpool clash. Given the turmoil Ten Hag inherited this summer on the back of a nightmare 2021/22 campaign, it’s imperative his side come flying out the blocks on Sunday.Click HERE to buy the new Man Utd home shirt

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