Start the season well
One other way United can attract big names within the latter stages of the window is by starting the brand new Premier League campaign in good form. Ten Hag begins his reign with a house clash against Brighton – which needs to be earmarked as a probability to get three points early on.
A difficult first six fixtures also includes Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal. Get through those games with a couple of positive results and United might change a couple of perceptions. That might even persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to stay.
Offer an enormous wage increase
The Red Devils could probably get this lengthy, barely tedious saga over and done with just by offering a monstrous contract. If Ten Hag wants his former Ajax player so badly then surely United shall be willing to provide him at the least most of what he wants.
If Ronaldo departs this month, that might unencumber around £500,000 in weekly wages for United to sign a few of their key targets. They might use up most of those funds on De Jong.