Rasmus Hojlund, an Atalanta striker, cost the Red Devils a bundle earlier this summer. If all performance-related add-ons are activated, the transaction might end up costing £62 million.
Hojlund, who joined Atalanta from Sturm Graz after one season, scored nine goals in 32 Serie A outings.
Hojlund arrived at Old Trafford with a back condition but has yet to play for United. As a result, concerns have been raised about a potential stress fracture problem that could limit the amount of consecutive games Hojlund can play.
Hojlund has resumed training and is anticipated to play for United in their final Premier League match before the break, joining Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and to a lesser extent, Jadon Sancho, as the club’s other alternatives.
Although Rashford and Sancho are more suited to playing out wide than Martial, who is prone to injuries, Ten Hag claims he is content with the choices at his disposal and doesn’t feel the need to bring in a new player.
“No. We have seven front players and young talent coming up, as we’ve seen in pre-season, who are getting close,” Ten Hag said if asked if United were short up front. “Rasmus [Hojlund] will be available from next week onwards. Rasmus, Anthony Martial, we have a cover. We have Rashy as well there. We have enough quality players to cover that position.”
Ten Hag did, however, acknowledge that United could need to find coverage at left-back if Luke Shaw gets hurt while Tyrell Malacia is out.
“It’s possible that United will sign a left-back. We should always be prepared for circumstances, in my opinion. Yes, if there are openings, but the player must be the correct fit; otherwise, we will have to work with the team that is currently in place,” he stated.
“Before the season, we went over the scenarios, and if it happened, we have a solution,”
With Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s right-back spot appearing to be secure despite ongoing rumors regarding his future at United, Diogo Dalot is anticipated to fill in against Nottingham Forest.