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Ranking all 16 transfer signings Erik ten Hag made at Man United

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will enter his fourth transfer window at the Theatre of Dreams in the next few days.

The club have backed the Dutchman by disbursing over €400 million for the transfers under his watch.

There are still several players at Old Trafford who do not fit the style of play Ten Hag wants his team to play.

He needs continuous support from the board to mould the squad to his liking.

With the January transfer window starting soon, we rank how the senior players brought by Ten Hag at Man United have fared.

Jack Butland – N/A

Butland was signed as a replacement for Martin Dubravka but did not feature once for the Red Devils.

Altay Bayindir – N/A

Man United fans are yet to see the 25-year-old play for the club.

He may make his debut if Andre Onana goes on international duty for the Africa Cup of Nations early next year.

Antony – 1/10

One of the poor calls Ten Hag has made is signing Antony from Ajax in a big-money move.

He showed great promise early on but has struggled since then. He has yet to score a goal or provide an assist in 18 games.

He should be grateful to Jadon Sancho for his outburst against Ten Hag. If not for that, Sancho could be easily ahead of Antony in the right-wing pecking order.

Wout Weghorst – 2/10

Weghorst never had the quality to shine at Old Trafford. 

His loan signing showed how poorly the transfer department of this big club has functioned in recent years.

The striker tried his best but scored only twice in 31 outings.

Martin Dubravka – 3/10

The shot-stopper was signed on a loan deal to provide back-up to David De Gea. He featured twice at the start of United’s League Cup-winning campaign.

Newcastle United recalled him following a mid-season injury crisis in January.

Tyrell Malacia – 4/10

Malacia was Ten Hag’s first addition to the Man United squad.

He is a tenacious defender who has displayed a few commendable performances. However, he has spent the entirety of the 2023-24 campaign on the sidelines due to injuries.

Mason Mount – 4/10

Ten Hag decided to pass on the opportunity to sign Marcel Sabitzer for Mason Mount.

The Red Devils forked out €45 million on the Chelsea star, but he has yet to live up to the expectations.

The manager’s call to sign Mount at a high price baffles us even more, considering the midfielder has been out of the starting XI lately.

Sofyan Amrabat – 4/10

The Red Devils chased the signature of the Morocco international all summer. They signed him on loan, expecting to make the deal permanent next summer.

However, his underwhelming performances have cast serious doubts, and he faces a crucial six-month period if he wants to remain a Man United player next season.

Sergio Reguilon – 5/10

The left-back was signed on an emergency basis as Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia suffered injuries.

Reguilon has been a fine attacking outlet, but there are question marks about his defensive ability.

His term with the Red Devils could end next month if the club decide to leverage the January break clause in his loan deal. 

Andre Onana – 5/10

After a horrific start to his Old Trafford career, he is slowly settling in.

His ball-playing attributes forced Ten Hag to dump club legend David de Gea and sign the Cameroon international.

Onana must show consistency in his shot-stopping or the manager will face plenty of backlash for his massive call between the sticks.

Marcel Sabitzer – 6/10

Sabitzer was a solid addition to the Red Devils, adding much-needed energy to the midfield.

Injuries never allowed him to make a lasting impact, and Man United opted against signing him on a permanent deal.

Jonny Evans – 6/10

Ten Hag surprised everyone by signing Evans in the summer.

The veteran has performed better than many expected, but this experiment should not go beyond this season.

Rasmus Hojlund – 6/10

The Red Devils have been crying out for a proper number nine for a while.

Rasmus Hojlund has shown the talent and attitude to thrive at Old Trafford. However, that won’t happen until the players around him give him more service.

We recently named him Man United’s best signing of 2023, considering the lack of good contenders.

Christian Eriksen – 7/10

Ten Hag’s decision to acquire the services of Eriksen turned out to be a masterstroke for the first six months of the previous season. 

He improved Man United’s first team and shared responsibility to create chances with Bruno Fernandes.

He suffered an injury in January and has struggled for consistency since then. 

Casemiro – 8/10

The former Real Madrid star had a fantastic debut season with Man United.

He had a great influence in helping the Red Devils finish at the third spot in the Premier League and achieving League Cup glory.

Man United fans will hope he can rediscover his form once he returns from his injury.

Lisandro Martinez – 9/10

The Argentine is easily Ten Hag’s best signing.

His aggression and incisive passing range make him the best centre-back at the club. He has shown that he is worth every penny of €57m Man United paid to Ajax.

He endured a season-ending injury in April and is yet to recover fully. Man United desperately need Martinez back at full fitness.