January 10th, according to The Athletic, Ten Hag’s signings at Manchester United
Zhong has the right to speak, and behind him there is a scouting team composed of 140 people to assist him in his work.
TA said that the first thing Ten Hag did after he came to Manchester United was to call the club’s main scouts to discuss his views on the players. He gave priority to those players who could accept criticism and respond well to it.
The Manchester United executives also realized that it is a huge challenge to play well in Manchester United, and they need to have the strongest mentality. This is what deserves more attention when signing up.
Manchester United gave Ten Hag the right to speak in signings, because he is the one who selects players on match days, and the club’s top management also believes that he will be in charge for a long time in the future.
There are also people close to United who believe that buying certain players to meet ten Hag’s demands is a long-term risk, because the team has fielded a squad of players signed by four different managers this season, and they like different styles of football.
Others, though, feel that Ten Hag has added stability to this squad, with players able to hold together as a team regardless of who is in charge.
TA later stated that there was a recruitment team behind Ten Hag, which was jointly formed by Mutav and the recruiting director Steve Brown. It was called TrackerMan. This team collected information from 140 scouts around the world.
And opinion, 50 of them work full time and 90 generally only work on weekends.
From the talent pool these scouts provide, committee meetings make recommendations and Ten Hag or the recruiting team can veto potential signings.
So far, the five players signed by Manchester United after Ten Hag took office have all made a relatively positive start. Casemiro, Eriksson, Lima and Anthony are regulars in the starting lineup, and Malaysia has also contributed.
From these aspects, the 2022 summer window can be said to be the most effective transfer window for Manchester United since 2007, when they signed Nani, Anderson, Tevez, Hargreaves and others.
The final success of the summer window last year can only be judged by time. Ten Hag’s coaching ability is the key factor, but what is certain is that the cost of introducing these five players exceeded the initial budget, so that the club can only consider renting in the winter window.
TA finally stated that Manchester United’s recruitment team is determined to speed up its actions and better prepare for this year’s summer window work, and the locker room now has a clear plan.