Manchester United had a very active summer transfer window that saw them spend over £200m on players including Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia.
Whilst it was a good window for Manchester United, they could still improve in several areas.
A new no.9, some cover for Diogo Dalot at right-back and a goalkeeper who is good with his feet all seem like must-buys for United if they are to truly challenge for the Premier League in the next few years.
And now, speaking ahead of their clash with Manchester City, Erik ten Hag has provided an insight into Manchester United’s transfer plans going forward.
When asked if the summer would ultimately be the priority period for reinforcements, Ten Hag replied: “I was already aware (of the financial results) but the conclusion that I only look for is buys. But what you have to prepare is what can happen.
“You have to look to your squad, what is now there. It is not only about conversations over (signings), it’s also about thinking, working out strategies, and how you see your players. How do you want to play? How do the players fit in? It’s a huge scale, what you have to develop in such periods.
“The periods of international breaks give you some time. Also some other aspects, shorter term, strategies for the coming games. At this moment the most important, we finalise block one, now we go to block two. Huge challenge, because we play big games and we have to be ready for that, so that’s what our planning has to be.
“We prepare game plans, we prepare training, prepare the programmes.”