Erik ten Hag stated that he can’t wait for Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. He wants a new striker in the new season.
Ronaldo has not reported back to pre-season since he asked to leave Old Trafford after being granted compassionate leave due to a family matter.
Ten Hag has been linked to a PS68million raid against his former club Ajax for Antony’s winger Antony. It is understood that Junior Pedroso was in Manchester for talks.
It’s the same as last Wednesday,’ Ten Hag said when asked about Ronaldo’s situation and whether he worries that Portugal’s star is losing his time.
Ten Hag responded to a question about the importance signing another forward: “It’s crucial if you want success. The season is really long.
“That is not only a reason but also a number of games. Offence needs more options. We still have time to do that.
Christian Eriksen was signed for the midfield. We are very happy with this. I am very happy with the performances of the offence and midfield at the moment.
“But I also know that this season, a lot, World Cup so we need more options.
“We have a great team, but we need a strong squad to get the right results at season’s end.”
United has been using Anthony Martial as their tour manager in the absence Mason Greenwood and Cristiano Ronaldo. In wins over Crystal Palace, Melbourne and Liverpool, they have scored 11 goals.