Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has emphasized the need for the club to sign a new striker this summer following the team’s defeat to Real Madrid in Houston.
The Red Devils lost 2-0 to Los Blancos in the NRG Stadium on Wednesday night, despite creating several opportunities to score.
Ten Hag believes the defeat highlighted the team’s lack of firepower and the need for more players who are capable of one-on-one situations.
Manchester United has been in talks with Atalanta over a deal for Rasmus Hojlund, with the club submitting an opening bid of £42 million plus £8.5 million in add-ons.
However, Ten Hag refused to comment on the potential transfer, stating that the club never talks about players under contract with other teams.
He did confirm that the club is working tirelessly to sign the right player to improve the team’s scoring ability.
Last season, Manchester United trailed behind the rest of the Premier League’s top-six in goals scored, and the manager wants to address this issue before the start of the new season.
Ten Hag admitted that the team created some very good chances against Real Madrid but lacked the clinical edge to convert them into goals.
Bruno Fernandes, who played in the No. 10 role alongside Mason Mount. Fernandes had a good game and could have scored a goal when the Real Madrid goalkeeper dropped the ball from a cross.
Ten Hag was pleased with Fernandes’ movements in and out of possession and believes he fits well into the team.
Manchester United will be hoping to make some key signings in the transfer window to strengthen the squad ahead of the new season.
With Ten Hag at the helm, the club will be working tirelessly to improve their chances of securing silverware in the coming year.