Erik ten Hag has given his thoughts on whether Manchester United will dip their toe into the transfer market, with just under two weeks before the window slams shut.

United looked bereft of ideas during the second half of their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and the midfield, in particular, looked easy to cut through during the second 45.

The Old Trafford club have been struggling to shift players recently which has seemingly curtailed their plans to sign more midfield depth.

Ten Hag was asked whether United would add to their depth before the window closes, his answer was quite vague.

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‘We need to score goals’

Interestingly, ten Hag seemed to sidestep the question asked by Shamoon Hafez of BBC Sport about whether United could enter the transfer market and add some depth into the squad.

“It’s not about adding to the team, we have to score goals,” Ten Hag said.

United have added Rasmus Hojlund to their frontline but the Danish forward has a minor back injury so has not featured at all yet since his big-money move.

United not only need more firepower up-front but are crying out for another midfielder as the current midfield three are struggling to impose themselves in the opening two games.

The obvious target

It’s fair to say the obvious target for the midfield conundrum is Sofyan Amrabat. The Moroccan midfielder is seemingly no closer to joining the Old Trafford club.

The 26-year-old would be the ideal midfield candidate with Amrabat probably lining up alongside Casemiro and this would add the defensive steel that United are crying out for.

With Mason Mount struggling in the number 8 role, Amrabat would be in the midfield role and Mount may be shifted out wide.

Changing the former Chelsea midfielder’s role wouldn’t exactly be the best indictment on the English midfielder who United decided to invest £55 million into.

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