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Arsenal legend Ian Wright pinpoints three positions Erik ten Hag must strengthen in transfer window at Man Utd

IAN WRIGHT has outlined three areas that Erik ten Hag needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window.

The Arsenal legend is adamant that the Dutch manager “deserves” to be backed in the market for his achievements this season.

Ian Wright thinks there are three areas that Man United need to strengthen this summer

The former Arsenal star believes Erik ten Hag deserves to be backed in the market

One area Wright highlighted was David De Gea’s position in goal

However, Wright, 59, has suggested that Ten Hag, 53, needs to sign a new right back.

He claims that the right side is currently “not working” and that it would be improved with a new wide defender.

The ex-Gunner also thinks that the Red Devils should look to sign a new striker and goalkeeper.

Wright believes that the club should be thinking about finding a replacement for David De Gea.

He said on his Wrighty’s House podcast: “That man [Ten Hag] has got to get everything he needs to try and do his job well and play the football he wants to play.

“For what he’s done at Manchester United this season, he deserves that.

“I still don’t think the right-hand side of the team is working right now. You’ve got [Jadon] Sancho and Antony who are capable of doing unbelievable stuff.

“Antony had so many options [at Ajax] – he could cut in and target the No. 9 or there would be a player overlapping him. He had so many different options to get the best out of him.

“The same for Sancho at Borussia Dortmund. You have two unbelievable players who can do loads of great stuff but they’ve not been put into a system where they can thrive.

“I can’t wait for Erik ten Hag to get the right-back he wants and the No 9 he wants. 

“The goalkeeper situation – you listen to the Jacob Murphy interview and you don’t often hear stuff like that, it was brilliant to hear.

“At some stage something needs to be done about the goalkeeper [De Gea]. I want to see all of those things before I judge Erik ten Hag too much.”

United have been linked with Brentford’s David Raya and Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili.