Erik ten Hag says new signings this summer will be 'vital' to Manchester United's success

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Erik ten Hag's time at Manchester United has started brightly with three consecutive wins in pre-season, but the Dutchman is refusing to get carried away with his squad's potential. The Red Devils finished in a disappointing sixth position last season, and shipped off eight players in the summer as a result. The trio of Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have helped to add depth to Ten Hag's squad, but with a packed schedule fast-approaching, the 52-year-old insists the club's transfer business is far from over. "Yes, I am really happy with the performance from our midfield and offence department in this moment," said Ten Hag.

"But I also know this season - we talk about it in Bangkok and Melbourne as well - is a lot of games, the World Cup, so we need more options where you have a good team. "And it's not only about the team, you need a good squad to get the right results at the end of the season. "So we have to strengthen the squad even more and we are looking around, but also we need the right players." The protracted pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong continues and Ajax forward Antony remains of interest to a club that has other irons in the fire.

Pushed on the lack of depth in attack, Ten Hag said: "That is a reason but also the number of games, so you need more options in offence. Clear. "I think it's vital if you want to get success. The season is really long but we still also have time to fill that in." After the Villa clash, United only have two further friendlies against Atletico Madrid in Oslo on July 30 and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford the following day, before the Premier League season starts against Brighton on August 7.

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