Ian Wright on Ten Hag’s choice to not sign two players: It’s perplexing

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The manager of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag, surprised many by declining to recruit Mohammed Kudus and Edson Alvarez, two former Ajax players, during the summer transfer window, according to Arsenal veteran Ian Wright.

Remember that Kudus and Alvarez were additions to a team that saw West Ham United, who placed 14th in the Premier League the previous year, strengthen their roster.

The winger and holding midfielder cost the Hammers a combined total of almost £73 million.

Manchester United, on the other hand, decided to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid for almost £70 million last summer and sign Antony from Ajax in a deal that might have cost up to £86 million in 2022.

Wright, though, is not happy with Ten Hag’s recruiting choices since he joined the Red Devils.

Wright informed Premier League Productions, “With the constant stick, they are beating Ten Hag, with Alvarez and Kudus at West Ham.”

He possessed two players himself, therefore I find it puzzling that you chose to sign Antony over Kudus. We haven’t seen enough games, in my opinion, where you compare Kudus’ output to Antony’s and ask yourself, “How can you choose this guy over this guy?” When in fact this guy is doing a whole lot more.”

“It’s the same with Alvarez too,” he said. When you consider those signings Ten Hag has made in the past, you can ask yourself, “What is going on there?” I simply don’t think it’s proper.

In 24 games this season, Kudus has scored nine goals for West Ham, Alvarez has one goal and two assists, while Antony has not yet scored or assisted for Man United.

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