EPL: This is why we signed a striker – Ten Hag reacts to 2-0 defeat to Tottenham
Following Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, emphasized the reasons behind his decision to sign a striker during the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils were linked with various strikers, including former Tottenham star Harry Kane, who has since joined Bayern Munich. However, Ten Hag ultimately secured the services of 20-year-old Rasmus Højlund in a deal valued at £64 million, with an additional £8 million in potential add-ons.
Despite Højlund being unable to make his debut due to injury, Ten Hag highlighted the timeliness of his arrival after witnessing his team’s inability to score at the Tottenham Stadium.
“We have confidence in these players; they were capable of scoring goals last year as well. The reason behind signing a striker is quite evident. If everything goes as planned, Martial is returning and Højlund is also nearing fitness. This will provide us with more options for goal-scoring,” Ten Hag commented.
He further added, “The players on the field are also capable of finding the back of the net.”