Manchester United’s first league game of the season ended with a loss to Brighton at home. The lackluster performance would be a worrying sign for Erik Ten Hag. The Red Devil’s performance lacked the presence of a lethal finisher up front. ETH, unlike Pep, has a history of using the number 9. The number 9 is the focal point of all his attacks. His tactics of using vertical build-ups facilitate the environment for a number 9 to thrive. Sebastian Haller is a prime example of this. Manchester United’s new transfer targets have left both the critics and the fans in utter shock.
Manchester United’s Transfer Targets:
Multiple reports and even the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano has cited Man United’s interest in a couple of strikers. The most interesting one of those is Benjamin Šeško, the 19-year-old sensation from Red Bull Salzburg. Manchester United and Chelsea held a series of talks with his agent about a possible move. But recent reports from Romano states that Red Bull Leipzig has agreed on a deal to sign him in 2023 with a contract that runs until 2028.
The next player on the list is Marko Arnautovic from Bologna. The ex-West ham player is ready to push a move to Old Trafford. Manchester United’s initial offer of 9 million euros was rejected. Bologna is adamant about keeping the player as he is an integral part of the project. The move for the Austrian forward has made a lot of noise against the signing, covering his racial slurs in the Euro 2020 and if he is the perfect profile for ETH.
Reports also state that United has agreed on a move for Adrien Rabiot from Juventus. ETH seems to have chosen Adrien to bolster his midfield. The future of Frenkie De Jong still remains unclear. Anthony Martial’s injury is a massive blow for United after his seemingly improved performances in the preseason gave a ray of hope for the fans. Marcus Rashford still looks like a kid lost in the park. The drama surrounding Ronaldo’s future is still unresolved. United need to add more gunpowder upfront if they want to score goals. It would not be very smart to judge ETH from a single match. Considering the mess United is in, it would be surprising if ETH can bring back glory for the Red Devils on such short notice.