Manchester United are reportedly prepared to back Dutch manager Erik ten Hag in the transfer market for the upcoming January window.

Since moving to Old Trafford earlier this year, the former Ajax boss has already been able to make six additions for his first-team.

The standout of those additions was Ajax forward, Antony, who cost £84m, while Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez also cost in excess of a combined fee of £100m.

Those transfers have led to Old Trfford enjoyed a fine start to the new Premier League season, recording four successive victories after initially losing to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford.

However, according to The Sun, more money is believed to be given to the ex-Ajax head-coach given the level of the Red Devils improvement in recent weeks.

As it stands, there is no particular area where Erik Ten Hag will feel that he is short, however, rumours persist regarding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.


With the Portuguese striker currently spending Premier League games out of the starting lineup, there could be more developments over the coming months.

The report claims that the exit of the 37-year-old forward would lead to Ten Hag receiving an extra £30m to make significant additions to his squad.

Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen may come back on the Red Devils’ radar if they are able to negotiate Ronaldo’s departure with any interested teams.

Ten Hag’s transfer warchest could also theoretically be boosted by allowing a number of fringe members to move elsewhere.

Despite being no more than fifth and sixth choice in the defensive pecking order, neither Axel Tuanzebe nor Phil Jones are in Ten Hag’s plans.

The same can be said for Brandon Williams, while a loan move is believed to be found for Facundo Pellistri.

When including seniors, prospects and free agents, the Red Devils facilitated exits for as many as 27 players during the last transfer window.