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Erik ten Hag wants more forward options with the January window set to open – all while Liverpool confirm they have landed Man United’s main target.

The Dutchman watched his side sweep away Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night as they made a confident return to the Premier League. 

But with Cristiano Ronaldo gone and Liverpool stunning their rivals with a swift move for Cody Gakpo, ten Hag was not shy after the game about desiring more attacking options. 

He said: “We are always in the market but it has to match the sporting criteria but also the financial criteria.

“We are looking for offensive players, we are looking for a striker.

“It would be good because of all the games coming up —we are playing every third day and it is tough. We do what we can to bring in any player we can.”

United have been linked with a number of players ahead of January.  Reports have suggested they could move for ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata or Lille’s Jonathan David. While the Red Devils have also been linked with a move for their former player Memphis Depay. 

Away from transfers, Michael Owen has warned Man United that they cannot rely on Marcus Rashford as their main goalscorer. 

The former striker told Amazon Prime: “He is not your main goalscorer. If you’re at Manchester United, Rashford isn’t going to be scoring you 30 goals a season like a Wayne Rooney, like a Robin van Persie.

“[But] He will contribute double figures every year from that left hand side position. If you think Manchester United will play him down the middle and score 30 goals and be your main man then I would question it.”

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