United are thought to be prioritising a centre-back, defensive midfielder and striker ahead of the 2022-23 season. Meanwhile, Andreas Pereira could incredibly remain at the club if his permanent switch to Flamengo falls through. Football director John Murtough has informed him Ten Hag is ‘keen’ to work with him.
There is a widespread expectation that the Ajax boss will splash his initial budget on bolstering those three positions before using funds accumulated from player sales to acquire Pogba’s replacement. Whilst four signings isn’t quite the total touted by Rangnick, United have learned the hard way in recent years that quality often trumps quantity in the market.
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