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Erik ten Hag Admits Worrisome Update: Man Utd Cannot Afford to Sign New Striker

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Erik ten Hag Admits Worrisome Update: Man Utd Cannot Afford to Sign New Striker

Erik ten Hag has conceded that Manchester United lacks the financial capacity to acquire a new striker in the current transfer window.

The club is also unable to secure a loan signing due to restrictions imposed by Financial Fair Play rules.

United has faced goal-scoring challenges this season, managing only 24 goals in the Premier League, with Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund struggling for consistent contributions.

The situation has worsened with Anthony Martial sidelined for up to 10 weeks after a groin operation, limiting the available striking options.
Despite the mounting issues, Ten Hag, ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round match against Newport, stressed the absence of funds for addressing the striker shortage.

He acknowledged that Rashford could play as a striker, and there are alternative options, but the squad faces a noticeable gap with Martial’s extended absence.

Financial constraints prevent any immediate solutions to bolster the squad.
In a separate development, Ten Hag disclosed that Altay Bayindir would make his debut in goal for United during the upcoming FA Cup fixture.

With regular goalkeeper Andre Onana away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations, Bayindir, a Turkish international signed in September from Fenerbahce, will step in.

Ten Hag expressed confidence in Bayindir’s ability to handle pressure, highlighting his experience playing for Fenerbahce and the Turkish national team.

The manager anticipates a challenging scenario for United, emphasizing that Bayindir, having waited for this opportunity, is well-prepared.

Ten Hag emphasized the experience Bayindir gained at Fenerbahce, where he faced significant pressure, and noted that approaching the match against a lower-tier team requires a careful strategy.

Erik ten Hag Admits Worrisome Update: Man Utd Cannot Afford to Sign New Striker

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