Erik ten Hag drops hint over Manchester United’s January transfer plans

Erik ten Hag is open to dipping into the market (Photo by Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag says the club are open to loan signings this month.

The Red Devils spent £200m last summer on the likes of Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Andre Onana, while Sergio Reguillon and Sofyan Amrabat arrived on loan.

Those transfers tilted the club precariously close to their Financial Fair Play limit, and there’s no cash to spend this month without first selling players.

United have been depleted by injuries this season, and 11 players were absent for Monday night’s 2-0 win against Wigan in the FA Cup.

Anthony Martial has missed the last four weeks through illness and Ten Hag would like to sign an experienced striker to take the burden off Hojlund’s shoulders.

And the Dutchman has admitted he will consider loan signings this month to strengthen his squad.

Hojlund missed a number of chances against Wigan (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

‘We consider everything,’ said Ten Hag, when asked about loan signings.

‘So what are the best interests of the players and also the best interests for us, the team, for Manchester United.

‘So we’ll see how we progress during the window.’

United had been linked to former Chelsea striker Timo Werner, who returned to RB Leipzig after two years at Stamford Bridge.

However, the German arrived in London last night to complete a medical at Spurs.

The 27-year-old will join on loan for the remainder of the season and Tottenham have an option to buy for around £15m.

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