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Erik ten Hag's Manchester United demand has shaped his summer transfer plans

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Manchester United's summer transfer window looks set to be one of major change, regardless of who is signing the cheques. Uncertainty regarding the takeover process has cast doubt over who will be the owner come summer.

Monday just gone marked six months since the Glazers announced they will 'explore strategic alternatives', yet there is still concern that a sale will not be any closer when the window opens on June 14.

United have a lot to do between then and the September 1 deadline, with Erik ten Hag making no secret of his desire to strengthen across the board.

He remains in the dark over who will finance signings, but admitted earlier this week that work is already underway. ALSO READ: Erik ten Hag speaks out over transfer concerns amid Glazers uncertainty "This season that has to be our energy and the focus, but of course we are also planning for the future, for next season and that's what we have to do," the Dutchman told Sky Sports on Thursday. "And that is also talking with your scouting department, recruitment responsibilities, and talking with players of course." A world-class goalscorer remains the priority, with Harry Kane the prime target and several top-level alternatives also of interest.

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