A new report claims that Manchester United deployed scouts to watch one of their targets over the international break as they worked hard to go forward with their January transfer plans.
The difficult schedule that Manchester United has…
With four wins and one loss in their previous five games as the international break draws to a close, Manchester United has unexpectedly emerged as the Premier League’s best team. Erik ten Hag will undoubtedly have a difficult time maintaining his team’s momentum over the coming weeks, though.
With the amount of injuries that the Red Devils are presently dealing with, it’s not ideal that Everton, Galatasaray, and Newcastle United are all waiting for Manchester United in three intense away games.
The Evening Standard reports that while Luke Shaw is getting close to returning, Manchester United is still without players like Amad Diallo, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Rasmus Hojlund, Jonny Evans, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Tyrell Malacia as they battle this undesired current.
It’s unknown if Marcus Rashford and Andre Onana will experience long-term effects from their international duty-related injuries, or if they will have to miss any time during the holiday season.
Dale O’Donnell of Stretty News said in an interview with BBC Sport that any team would find it difficult to deal with the amount of injuries Manchester United has, especially to their defence. He said, “Most squads would struggle with this number of injuries, let alone so many in the defensive department, and it is no wonder our form has been below par.”
“Results have, nevertheless, somewhat improved. With his current league-best run of play, Ten Hag can dispel any doubts regarding his future as United’s manager.”
Premier League results for Manchester United recently
Against and outcome
Luton Town 1-0 Manchester United
United States 0–Fulham 1
Man United 3, Manchester City 0.
United States 1-2 Sheffield United
Brentford 2-1 Manchester United
That being said, as the Red Devils prepare for the January transfer window, some interesting transfer news has surfaced.
Man Utd observed Khvicha Kvaratskhelia with scouts.
Manchester United reportedly dispatched scouts to observe Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia play for Georgia against Spain in EURO 2024 qualifying, when the winger scored a goal for his country.
Officials from Chelsea, Manchester City, and Newcastle United were all there, and Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain have all recently been monitoring his position. Since he joined Napoli last year, Premier League teams have been keeping an eye on his development.
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Carlo Ancelotti called Kvaratskhelia a “great player” earlier this year. He has made 15 appearances across all competitions this season, with three goals and five assists (Kvaratskhelia statistics – Transfermarkt).
Ten Hag is reportedly interested in signing some high-profile reinforcements in the North West, particularly a player who helped lead his team to a league title earlier this year. The Old Trafford supporters will be happy to hear this, even though it’s unlikely that Manchester United is leading the pack for his signature.