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Erik ten Hag insists on being ‘100% involved’ in Man Utd transfers and contracts as he strives to build ‘perfect’ squad

INCOMING Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reportedly plans to be “100 percent” involved in the club’s transfer business.

The Ajax gaffer, 52, is inching ever closer to being named the next permanent manager of Manchester United.


Ten Hag is eager to be fully in control of the club’s transfer strategyCredit: Getty – Contributor

And when he does arrive at Old Trafford, he wants to do things his own way.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims Ten Hag is determined to oversee all matters transfer related if he is appointed as boss.

He has personally requested from United chiefs to be “100 percent involved in present and future transfers”, and therefore the overall policy at the club.

Ten Hag has insisted on overseeing all incomings and outgoings, as well as contract renewals.

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And one early item for the agenda could be the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old has just over 12 months remaining on the two-year deal he penned last summer, but could leave at the end of the current campaign if Champions League qualification isn’t secured.

Ten Hag is understood to consider control over transfers a “key point” to his Manchester United vision, and wishes to identify players to bring to the club who match his philosophy and style of play.

One man who has already been earmarked as a target is Wolves’ midfield maestro Ruben Neves.


SunSport exclusively revealed in the week that Ten Hag will make Neves one of his No1 targets if he does get the job.

He is also prepared to hand Donny van de Beek an Old Trafford lifeline.

The two Dutchmen struck up a close relationship in their three years together at Ajax, with Ten Hag prepared to bring the midfielder back into the fold when when his Everton loan comes to an end.

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