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Ten Hag: We're in the market for a new striker

11 Dec 2022
Erik ten Hag, Man Utd

Man Utd manager says club will try to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in January transfer window

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed the club are on the lookout for a new centre-forward in the January transfer window.

Asked if he wanted a new striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who was allowed to leave last month by mutual agreement, Ten Hag told the club's official website: "Yes but only when we find the right player.

"We do everything that is in our power, so I do research on every opportunity that comes. We do everything we can if that opportunity will be there."

Man Utd have only scored 20 goals this season, a total bettered by 10 other sides.

Marcus Rashford is currently their top goalscorer, netting four times in the Premier League.

Regarding speculation linking the Red Devils with Netherlands international Cody Gakpo, Ten Hag said: "I cannot give comment on specific players, I will never do. I’ve told you before, in the summer as well, when you talked about a lot of players.

"Each player is under contract and I respect that but we make sure we are working in the background to get the right players in."

United are back in action on Tuesday 27 December, when they host Nottingham Forest.

The January 2023 transfer window opens on 1 January.

See: January 2023 Transfers & News


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