Ten Hag displays transfer goals as Man United reels under injury concern

Ten Hag displays transfer goals as Man United reels under injury concern

Erik ten Hag acknowledges that Manchester United may acquire a new left-back following Luke Shaw’s injury.

Luke Shaw’s injury has prompted Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to acknowledge that the club may acquire a new left-back this summer.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the England international sustained a knock and it is anticipated that he will miss up to two months of action. Currently, Tyrell Malacia is also sitting on the bench.

In light of this, Ten Hag told the media via MEN that the Old Trafford club may attempt to strengthen the left side of the defense in the coming weeks if the occasion presents itself.

“It is possible that United will recruit a left-back. I believe we must always anticipate circumstances. If there are openings, then certainly, but it must be the right player; if not, we must deal with our current roster.”

Shaw was acquired by United in the summer of 2014 from Southampton. Consequently, fitness concerns have been a concern for the defender throughout the years.

During the majority of the previous season, the 28-year-old was at the manager’s disposal. Consequently, the left-back became a crucial player for the Dutch manager and was a permanent starter.

Malacia is also among our ranks. Last summer, the Red Devils acquired the Dutch national from Feyenoord. In the previous season, the 24-year-old presented stiff competition for a roster spot.

However, the defender was unable to consistently perform well. As a consequence, Shaw’s position in Ten Hag’s plans was solidified. The Englishman was also deployed in the central defensive position on several occasions and performed admirably.

Due to the absence of both of our natural left-back alternatives, Diogo Dalot is arguably our next-best option on the left side of the defense. Lisandro Martinez has also filled this function during his tenure with Ajax Amsterdam.

Ten Hag displays transfer goals as Man United reels under injury concern