United have flown out to Bangkok to begin their pre-season preparations but have only been able to take one new signing on the plane. The 20-times English champions beat Lyon to the signing of left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord in a £12m capture.
The exciting Malacia will compete with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles for a place in Ten Hag’s team. However, there will likely be no other signings made by the time United clash with Premier League foes Liverpool on Tuesday.
Christian Eriksen’s free transfer is yet to be formalised, despite the former Tottenham playmaker agreeing to join up with Ten Hag at Old Trafford. There also remains some distance between United and Barcelona over a move for Dutch ace Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong has been earmarked as Ten Hag’s flagship signing and there is hope that the 25-year-old will transform United’s midfield. But discussions have stalled and Chelsea are believed to be monitoring the situation.