Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag fires warning to Brighton and Hove Albion

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag fires warning to Brighton and Hove Albion

Erik ten Hag has warned Brighton and Hove Albion ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester United, insisting that his squad wants to win every game.

Man United ended their pre-season with two draws and one defeat against Aston Villa and Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid respectively.

However, Manchester United are planning on getting off to a bright start in the Premier League and Ten Hag has already warned that his squad wants to win every game, including Sunday’s tie against The Seagulls.

Speaking in his pre-Brighton conference, the Dutchman said: “I think we have to look forward to the first game. We want to win every game and we will be trying to do that from Sunday [vs Brighton].

On his first new season as Man United boss, he said: “It is exciting, as is every season. But when you arrive with a new team, it is tough. But we are really looking forward to Sunday. They are a good team, a decent team and play attractive football. I like them.”

Although Manchester United aren’t done in the transfer market this summer, Erik ten Hag claims that he is pleased with the squad he currently has.

Erik ten Hag sends warning to Brighton and Hove Albion
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“That would be a good situation [to have transfer business done before the season], but I am happy with the squad,” said Ten Hag. “I am happy with the signings up until now. We are working altogether. I am happy with the current squad and we need the right players.”

Frenkie de Jong has been linked with a move to Manchester United all summer but The Red Devils haven’t successfully got the deal over the line due to several reasons including Barcelona owning the midfielder part of his salary.

Speaking about the Dutch midfielder, who is obviously a transfer target for Ten Hag, the Manchester United boss said: “We want Frenkie [de Jong]? I didn’t know!

“It’s about the right players but I can’t speak about players under contract at another club. When there is news you will know.”