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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal interested in Raya, Amrabat hopeful of Manchester United move, Hojlund fee agreed, Kane transfer talks

Bynewsmagzines

Jul 31, 2023
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal interested in Raya, Amrabat hopeful of Manchester United move, Hojlund fee agreed, Kane transfer talks

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Former Arsenal winger Perry Groves has hailed Erik ten Hag and praised Manchester United for their business so far this summer.

Speaking on the Sunday Session, the talkSPORT host said: “It shows you that all the top managers, and I’ve always said this, no matter who your director of football is, or your football committee, you have to have the final say.

“Ten Hag has a really good relationship now with John Murtough, obviously he was the director of football, and he would have gone to him and said, ‘This is what I need, and I need it done quickly’.

“So getting Onana in goal, everybody knew that De Gea’s best days were behind him. Mason Mount, because of Eriksen, obviously his legs have gone a little bit, and he needed a young centre-forward that he can mould into the player that he wants him to be.

“And Rasmus Hojlund will give Manchester United now a threat going in behind, which they probably didn’t have before. It’ll end up suiting Marcus Rashford, because he likes coming off the left-hand side. So there’s been really good transfer business for Manchester United.

“If you look at what will probably be their starting XI – Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, and Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Mount, two holders, and then Rashford on the left of the three, Fernandes in the middle, then you’ve got a choice of Diallo, Anthony, Garnacho or Sancho on the right, and Hoyland up front – that’s not bad.

“It’s a lot stronger than it was last year and in terms of style of play as well, because the goalkeeper can play out from the back, you’ve got Mount who is going to add a little bit more creativity in midfield, but has got more legs than Christian Eriksen had.

“It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Manchester United.”

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