Erik ten Hag launches brutal transfer plea amid Declan Rice and Mason Mount Manchester United rumors

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has urged the club to bring in ‘better players’ as he pleads for reinforcements this summer.

The Red Devils have secured a place in next season’s Champions League after beating Chelsea 4-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday night.


Ten Hag wants United to sign ‘better players’ this seasonCredit: Getty
England star Mason Mount and Declan Rice are being watched by United


England star Mason Mount and Declan Rice are being watched by UnitedCredit: Getty

A return to Europe’s premier competition will likely see United attract top names which could spark a summer spending spree.

talkSPORT understands Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has emerged as a shock target, with the club ready to offer £50m for the 24-year-old’s services.

West Ham skipper Declan Rice is also on United’s radar, and the club could launch another bid after rejecting a proposal last year.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is another top target, while United have also been linked with a shock switch for Paris Saint-Germain trickster Neymar.

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Speaking at his post-match press conference, Ten Hag said the team needed to improve when asked if his team could mount a title.

He said: “It’s hard to say at the moment. You have to see how you come out of the transfer window, but I think we need more.

“I don’t have so much (a lot) of patience. It’s one of my mistakes. We want to win every game.

“It’s a good base to build on, but the standards have to increase, the requirements have to increase.

Kane could be on the move this summer with United known to be interested


Kane could be on the move this summer with United known to be interestedCredit: Getty

“We have to work in the summer with this team, but also in the window to see if you can strengthen the team.

“In this league it’s a good basis to be in the top four. We want to compete for the title but you have to be realistic and be able to say first when you have your team at the end of the transfer window and the transfer window. winter what you can do.

“The team is there and you can tell if it’s realistic or not. Now that we’re away, we have a lot of work to do.

“We are progressing in this team in this team, but we need better players if we want to compete for the top.”

United had a brilliant first season under Ten Hag as they not only qualified for the Champions League but also won the Carabao Cup.

It was the club’s first major honor in six years, and they could add a second trophy with United to face rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

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