Erik ten Hag reveals why Man United didn't sign striker cover amid Rasmus Hojlund injury blow

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United, speaks with Rasmus Hojlund of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on December 26, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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Erik ten Hag has defended Manchester United's decision not to add depth up front in January, after losing Rasmus Hojlund to injury.

While Ten Hag expects to be without the red-hot Dane for only a few weeks at most, United are nonetheless very short in the centre-forward position.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...