Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag addressed the team’s January transfer market prospects following a match against Chelsea.
Ten Hag believes that as a club, there’s always a need to look out for improvement opportunities, suggesting that if better options present themselves in a financially realistic and fair manner, the club should pursue them.
His comments, however, were tinged with realism about the nature of the winter transfer market. He indicated that clubs often struggle to attract top-tier talent within this period. He said, “But realistically most of the time in winter, they can’t attract the best players. They don’t leave their club in winter.”
In his candid discourse, Ten Hag further divulged that winter transfers typically entail dealing with players who are disappointed, injured, out of form, or have other issues. He concluded by stating his belief that, “It is usually about players who are disappointed, injured, or simply not in the right shape or otherwise.”
These statements were made during a post-match interview, reflecting the manager’s thoughts on United’s potential transfer activity in the January window.