Manchester United must back Erik ten Hag and spend big, reckons Wes Brown
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 15, 2023 - 05:36AM
Erik ten Hag is under mounting pressure at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

Former defender Wes Brown wants the Red Devils to back in the transfer market when the window opens in January as they look to get out of their current slump.

It has not been a good season so far under the Dutchman, with Tuesday night the latest low as the club flopped out of the , finishing bottom of their group.

The has not been quite so disastrous and despite good performances being few and far between, the Red Devils sit sixth and six points off a Champions League spot.

The season can still be retrieved and Brown thinks the club’s hierarchy should back the under-pressure Ten Hag in January.

The former England defender doesn’t name names, but reckons no Manchester United player should feel safe in their place in the first team.

‘If it was up to me, a signing in each position,’ Brown, who won five Premier League titles with United, told . ‘When the transfer window opens again, the club have to get behind the manager, and I think they will.

‘The United injuries aren’t ideal but there are lots of teams with injuries, you just have to handle it. There’s not much you can do. At the beginning of the season, it’s not something you can predict so management doesn’t think about it too much because everyone’s fit and ready to go.

Wes Brown thinks the Red Devils squad needs significant strengthening (Picture: Getty Images)

‘You have to get players that probably don’t play week in, week out up to speed and that’s all you can do as a manager.

‘Players want to play every game so when you get these opportunities, you have to try and do well to show the manager that you deserve to be in a starting 11.’

There is plenty to do for Manchester United before the next transfer window opens, with four more matches to play in December.

The first of which will have some fans concerned, given recent displays, as they go to league-leaders Liverpool on Sunday.

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