Erik ten Hag: We need a real striker

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Erik ten Hag: We need a real striker

Erik ten Hag and his Manchester United have been linked with many players. It seems that they need a striker the most at the moment. "Two things," Ten Hag said, as quoted by "Impulse can come out of our own club, see Garnacho, see Elanga, see Pellistri, who made a good impression at the World Cup and also in training.

That is first. Second, yes, we are aware we lost a striker, so I think we have to get a striker in, but it has to be the right one. The right one is a player that brings quality to the team, not just adding to the squad because that only gives you problems.

And, you know the criteria is high here at Manchester United."
One of the players who showed huge progress this season is Marcus Rashford. "I don't want to pin myself on a number. I said it from the start, Rashford is capable of scoring 20 goals in the Premier League, I am convinced about that.

He now has four, but he has many other goals, he scored three at the World Cup, so he has the potential to also score that number of goals in the Premier League."

Erik ten Hag on his team

The Dutchman is aware that his team must play better and give their best.

"We are aware we have to score more goals, we have to improve many more of our own elements in football. We have to be more decisive. You worry when you don't create chances, but it is clear we have to score more. When I analyse the first 20 games, we had a lot of problems in the front line, often I had nothing to choose, or players weren't 100 per cent and I still had to play them." Erik ten Hag wants fit players who know how to score.

"That was a problem during the first 20 games this season. When we get better availability of fit players in the front line, we will score more goals."