Erik ten Hag Responds To Kylian Mbappe Question As Man United Make Striker Decision
Erik ten Hag has joked that he would love to sign both Jude Bellingham and Kylian Mbappe if he had the money to do so at Manchester United. The Dutchman is looking to strengthen his squad again in the January transfer window, but will most likely be limited to loan additions after a bumper summer of spending.
United are advancing with a potential loan move for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst as they look to add a new striker to their side this month, though they will look to spend big on a new forward in the summer window.
Victor Osimhen is one elite striker of interest to United at the end of the season, though many fans might be dreaming of a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe instead.
The French forward was one name put to the United manager this week when he stopped to sign autographs for fans, and he gave a brilliant response to the transfer questions.
Manchester United are open to sending Charlie McNeill out on loan in the January transfer window. Erik ten Hag’s side are prioritising the addition of a new forward this month, but will allow the teenage striker to leave if an appropriate offer comes in for him.
The Manchester Evening News understands that the United forward has already attracted interest from the Football League and that he is willing to gain valuable experience elsewhere during the second half of the season.
McNeill spent last season with League One side Sheffield Wednesday on a work experience loan, which allowed him to train with the first team but not play any games. The 19-year-old made his senior debut earlier this season when he came on in the closing minutes of United’s home defeat to Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
The academy forward was also named on the bench for the trip to face FC Sheriff in Europe, but has not featured in another senior matchday squad since then.