Man Utd boss Ten Hag ‘likes’ UCL striker ‘the most’ as ‘expected’ January transfer plan revealed

All the latest transfer news involving Manchester United.

Manchester United head into the international break in a relatively strong position.

After losing their first two matches of the Premier League campaign, the Red Devils have bounced back to great effect, winning their next four outings.

United are now fifth in the table, just six points behind league leaders Arsenal with a game in hand over the Gunners.

But Erik ten Hag will be eager to keep on building on his side’s recent success.

With that in mind, here are Monday’s United-related transfer rumours...

Ten Hag likes Brobbey

Erik ten Hag would like Manchester United to make a move for Ajax striker Brian Brobbey, according to Fichajes.

The manager has already made a habit of recruiting from the Netherlands during his short tenure at Old Trafford, and it is understood that he could once again look to his homeland as he aims to reinforce his attacking options.

The need for further additions up front could be hastened by the potential departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese icon regularly linked with an exit as he enters the final year of his contract with the club.

As such, it is expected that a move will be made to incorporate a new forward who can be used in rotation with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

It is claimed that Brobbey is the player that Ten Hag “likes the most”.

The 20-year-old has been involved in five goals in seven Eredivisie matches already this season.

United expected to limit January spending

United are expected to limit the January transfer budget on offer to Erik ten Hag amid concerns that they may have spent more than anticipated during the summer window, according to The Athletic.

The Red Devils paid out in excess of £200 million prior to the market closing at the beginning of September, with the likes of Antony, Casemiro, and Lisandro Martinez representing particularly significant expenditures.

But as a result of that high-level spending, it is understood that United chiefs will ideally look to have a less expensive winter if possible.