Ten Hag moved to Manchester on Monday, Dutchman wants new striker, Man Utd 'in talks with Ajax's Jurrien Timber'

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Erik ten Hag wants a new striker "at all costs", according to reports.

The Dutchman moved to Manchester on Monday and is taking in his surroundings ahead of a summer holiday before pre-season starts.

And one of their targets, Darwin Nunez, is said to be available for just £51m.

But Ten Hag is said to be happy to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.

Meanwhile, United are said to be in talks with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, who they are now expected to poach from under the noses of Bayern Munich.

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  • Sam Dymond

    Henderson relishing loan move away

    Dean Henderson is nearing an Old Trafford exit – but only temporarily, according to The Telegraph.

    The 25-year-old goalkeeper had been expected to leave Manchester United the summer after failing to wrestle the number one spot from David de Gea.

    Newcastle United have been heavily linked with the stopper, but even the oil-rich Magpies have baulked at the Red Devils' £40million asking price.

    Henderson has three years remaining on his £110,000-per-week deal at Old Trafford, but is not keen on spending another season on the substitutes' bench.

  • Sam Dymond

    United could do the Botman

    Manchester United are considering a summer swoop for centre-back Sven Botman, according to the Football Insider.

    The Lille defender has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, but reports now suggest that the Red Devils could beat the Italian giants to the 22-year-old.

    Erik ten Hag has already begun discussing transfer targets with United officials, and has reportedly made a left-sided centre-half a priority.

    Botman has earned many plaudits during his two seasons at Stade Pierre Mauroy, and was heavily linked with both Newcastle and Tottenham during the January transfer window.

    The Dutch U21 international has three years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Erik ten Hag will “work remotely” this week after moving to Manchester on Monday.

    The Dutchman is already in town just days after leading Ajax to title glory.

    But Ten Hag will stay away from Carrington and Old Trafford until Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of United’s final game against Crystal Palace.

    The Manchester Evening News adds Ten Hag does not want to “distract” players as they look to secure a Europa League finish.

    Meanwhile, Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.

    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.

    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.

    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”

    Elsewhere, Juventus deny they held talks with Man Utd star Paul Pogba over a free transfer.

    Chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene said: “Pogba is a United player, respect first of all goes to him and his team.

    “His agents are the same as [Moise] Kean and [Luca] Pellegrini, it is normal to meet them. The subject today was not Pogba.

    “If we wanted to talk to Pogba we must talk to United first, it’s a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs.”

    Finally, Man United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.

    United have been linked with a summer move for the Juventus defender.

    But the centre-back has reportedly penned a new deal with the Serie A giants until 2026, according to Diario Sport.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo joins Chesire gym

    Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned local residents by reportedly joining a plush £255-a-week gym in Cheshire.

    The Manchester United star has signed up for the exclusive Cpase health club in Knutsford.

    He has been spotted there by surprised members a number of times over the last week alongside long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez, according to the Telegraph.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ferdinand slams Man United

    Rio Ferdinand has slammed Man United for how they say goodbye to long-serving players.

    Ferdinand said on his podcast: “I think United are one of the worst at doing it.

    “You see clubs abroad when players who have given big chunks of their career, been successful to the clubs, the send-offs they get are phenomenal and rightly so.

    “United don’t really treat it with the kind of importance you see at other clubs. I’m not saying you deserve it but sometimes when you feel you’ve given a lot of yourself to a football club, it’s a nice way to go.”

    Ferdinand's views come after Jesse Lingard revealed his upset over not being given a proper send-off at Old Trafford.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United transfer boost

    Man United transfer target Nikola Milenkovic isn’t good enough to play for Juventus who are also interested in the defender.

    That’s the view of Italy defender Pietro Vierchowod who formed his verdict after watching Milenkovic’s performance for Fiorentina against Sampdoria.

    “I have to say I was watching Sampdoria-Fiorentina yesterday and I don’t believe Milenkovic is good enough for Juventus.

    “Obviously, this is just my personal opinion. He conceded four goals against a side that is already safe and with such basic errors, that’s just not possible.

    “The Serbian has a good physique, but if I was the Bianconeri, I wouldn’t go for him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    De Jong transfer possiblilty

    Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to rule out a transfer exit for Frenkie De Jong.

    The Barca chief will instead let club boss Xavi make the final decision on De Jong's whereabouts next season.

    He said: “We will do what is best for the club. If the economic levers that we want to activate come off, no player will leave for economic reasons.

    “I insist. Let the sports management work. There are players who are quoted to have received offers.

    In the sports area, Xavi and Mateu Alemany rule and he ends up deciding the club’s sports management.

    “I will follow what the professionals of the club say.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba 'agrees' Juventus move

    Paul Pogba has agreed to join Juventus – but only in principle.

    That’s according to journalist Jacque Talbot who claims Pogba has a deal in principle with Juve.

    Although the report claims PSG are hoping to impede on the deal by offering Pogba a more lucrative contract.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Player of the Year list thoughts

    Rio Ferdinand thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should be on the Player of the Year list ahead of Bukayo Saka.

    Speaking on the list. Ferdinand fumed: “Saka’s in the Player of the Year nominees?.

    “I wouldn’t have had Saka in there yet, as well as he’s done.

    “I wouldn’t have had him over Ronaldo, no, not this season. Ronaldo should be in ahead of three of four of those guys in there.

    “‘He probably doesn’t win it but in terms of nominees, it’s laughable. He’ll take it as a disrespect but these are the things that fuel him, he’ll be thinking, ‘how dare you?'”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Anthony Martial's Sevilla woes

    Man United outcast Anthony Martial has not had the best of times during his loan spell in Sevilla, suffering a fresh injury blow ahead of the season finale next weekend.

    Martial, who joined the Spaniards on loan from Manchester United in January, has struggled for form and playing time, even being the subject of jeers from his own fans.

    Having made 12 appearances for the team this season, including nine in La Liga, many might have expected a fresh start to reignite the Frenchman's stuttering career.

    However, just one goal and assist has failed to showcase the type of form he would want to display to either convince Erik ten Hag to give him more minutes at Man United or for a transfer bid to come in.

    A fresh injury blow he sustained during a 23 minute cameo against RCD Mallorca kept him out of action as Sevilla drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid and is set to also see the same occur for the season finale.

    This inability to remain fit for games has been a big detriment to the Spanish side who have relinquished their spot of second in the La Liga table to drop down to fourth.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ligts out for United

    Man United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.

    United have been linked with a summer move for the Juventus defender.

    But the centre-back has reportedly penned a new deal with the Serie A giants until 2026, according to Diario Sport.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ferdinand on Steve McClaren

    Steve McClaren's management record is irrelevant to the coaching role he will take reportedly take on at Man United, according to Rio Ferdinand.

    Ferdinand said on his podcast: “I don’t think that is relevant to what his role is going to be.

    "He’s coming in as a coach, a shoulder to lean on, and somebody who can give advice at the right times.

    “In terms of judging him from his management in previous years, I think it is probably irrelevant.

    What you do get with Steve McClaren is somebody who is a football man who loves the game, who is so enthusiastic and meticulous.

    “He also cares about the details, not just from a football point of view but also mentally, and he understands what it takes at Manchester United to win.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United missed Cancelo opportunity

    Gary Neville has revealed he urged Man United to sign Joao Cancelo before Man City snapped him up.

    Neville made the claim when speaking to Jamie Carragher on Instagram live as the pair praised the full-back.

    Neville, who gave United the heads up when he was managing Cancelo at Valencia, said: "He’s unbelievable, he’s brilliant.

    "I think Cancelo is a brilliant full-back. I never had any doubts when I was at Valencia for those four months that he was going to be a top player.

    "I literally told United about him. I said, 'Honestly this boy is someone special you’ve got to look at getting him.'"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Argentine wonderkid sparks transfer war

    Enzo Fernandez is set to become the subject of a three-way transfer tussle between three of European football's elite clubs, according to reports.

    The 21-year-old River Plate star is being targeted by Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Real Madrid.

    According to Clarin, the star is irreplaceable for Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate side, but with a release clause of just £17million the situation could be taken out of their hands.

    All three clubs have had success shopping in the South American markets, with Man City already securing the services of the 2021 Americas player of the year Julian Alvarez – also from River.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Liverpool linked with Kante

    Liverpool have been urged to sign Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante by Rio Ferdinand.

    Ferdinand said when speaking on Liverpool’s needs: “That’s where they need a Kante.

    “A fit Kante and he’s given the license to get on and jump out of a defensive block, he’s the one player who could cause them problems.”

    Man United have also been linked with Kante in recent weeks.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bringing Timber along

    Erik ten Hag has dropped a hint about his first bit of transfer business with the club being linked with Jurrien Timber.

    Ten Hag could look to bring Ajax defender Timber with him to Old Trafford.

    On Timber, Florian Plettenberg, a correspondent for German giants Bayern Munich, tweeted an update which is good news for Red Devils fans.

    He said: "Bayern inquired about him but it is said the 20 year-old could join Ten Hag at Manchester United.

    "Talks with his management have taken place and Manchester United is seriously interested."

  • Justin Lawrence

    United fans beg for Nkunku

    Man United fans have begged the Red Devils to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku after he was named Bundesliga's Player of the Season.

    Nkunku's impact has wowed United's faithful who flocked to Twitter to voice their desire for him to be in a Red Devils shirt next season.

    One fan reckoned Nkunku's switch to United is a foregone conclusion and wrote: "United player soon."

    United have had an indifferent season and currently languish in sixth spot in the Premier League with just one game left to play.

    And one supporter who believes Nkunku will provide a solution to the club's problems next season, added: "@ManUtd here is our man."

    While a third Red Devils loyalist chipped in: "Think he'd be perfect for us."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Hurst reveals Rice price tag

    West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst has urged the club to accept bids of £100million for Man Utd and Chelsea target Declan Rice.

    He told TalkSport: “I’m hopeful [he will stay] but not necessarily confident. It is a big issue for a young player with his outstanding talent at a club not in the top four or five.

    “They’ve offered him a big contract and I’d like to see him at the club and stay. He’s absolutely brilliant, a decent lad and fantastic player and still to improve.

    “[But] If you were to get £100million plus, which is a possibility, then you could strengthen the club with three or four players in different positions.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Juventus refute Pogba contract talks

    Juventus deny they held talks with Man Utd star Paul Pogba over a free transfer.

    Chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene said: "Pogba is a United player, respect first of all goes to him and his team.

    "His agents are the same as [Moise] Kean and [Luca] Pellegrini, it is normal to meet them. The subject today was not Pogba.

    "If we wanted to talk to Pogba we must talk to United first, it's a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Van Persie Jr signs deal

    Robin van Persie's son Shaqueel could follow the striker's footsteps to Arsenal or Manchester United – after signing a first contract with Feyenoord.

    Shaqueel said: "I've been at Feyenoord since I was ten, so this is a special day.  The club is like a second home for me.

    "The fans and the stadium are great.  My dream is to eventually play at De Kuip, and to be a success."

    Feyenoord academy head Rini Coolen added: "We as a club are very pleased with Shaqueel's development.

    "He is strong with an outstanding winner's mentality, scores goals for fun and shows his leadership qualities. Signing his first professional contract is a fitting reward for him."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Pogba pays tribute to duo

    Paul Pogba has fuelled talk of a Juventus move by hailing Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala – who are both leaving the Italians this summer.

    On Chiellini, Pogba said: “What a fantastic career. Feel privileged to have shared the pitch with you, a phenomenal player and even better person.”

    On Dybala, Pogba added: “Hermano, you’re a top player and a top man! It’s great to have you as a friend and to have shared moments with you at Juventus. Hope to see you soon.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    United urged to sign Ziyech

    Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.

    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.

    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.

    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag to keep away

    Erik ten Hag will "work remotely" this week after moving to Manchester on Monday.

    The Dutchman is already in town just days after leading Ajax to title glory.

    But Ten Hag will stay away from Carrington and Old Trafford until Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of United's final game against Crystal Palace.

    The Manchester Evening News adds Ten Hag does not want to "distract" players as they look to secure a Europa League finish.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Prem Teams of the Year

    Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have revealed their Premier League Teams of the Year.

    Unsurprisingly, the XIs are dominated by Man City and Liverpool players.

    But there isn’t one single Man Utd player in the entire side.

    Did Cristiano Ronaldo or David De Gea deserve a look-in?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Pogba weighing up transfer options

    Paul Pogba’s agent met with Juventus chiefs yesterday to discuss a potential free transfer this summer.

    It’s reckoned the Italians are ready to pay their former star around £7million a year.

    But Pogba is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, while Real Madrid are keeping tabs.

    And the Manchester United star has a big decision to make over the coming weeks.

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