Many Quality Players Want to Join Man United – Ten Hag
By Mukhtar Tijjani
Manchester United can attract “quality players” this summer despite uncertainty over the club’s ownership, says manager Erik ten Hag.
He said it was difficult to convince players to move to Old Trafford after he took charge at the end of last season.
“I see a big difference in comparison with last year,” Ten Hag said.
“Now many players see the project, what’s going on, the dynamic and the ambition.”
Last summer midfielder Casemiro joined from Real Madrid for £70m and United also signed midfielder Christian Eriksen, forward Antony and defenders Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia during the summer transfer window.
Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo was heavily linked with a move from PSV Eindhoven in December before moving to Liverpool.
Ten Hag said: “There were a lot of reservations last year, a lot of doubts when we approached players. This year many quality players really want to come.”
Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group, who have submitted bids for United, are the two main parties looking to take control.
United’s owners, the Glazer family, have yet to name a preferred bidder.