Erik ten Hag will use the upcoming international break to plan Manchester United’s approach to the next two transfer windows.
The Premier League season will pause next week for international fixtures, allowing managers a chance to reflect on the opening weekends of a congested campaign.
United have overcome a difficult start to the season to show signs of improvement, with four consecutive Premier League wins moving the Red Devils up to sixth within three points of leaders Arsenal.
Ten Hag’s team will next return to action with a Manchester derby clash against Manchester City on October 2, following the postponement of this weekend’s clash with Leeds due to concerns over police resources due to the funeral plans for Queen Elizabeth II.
The Dutchman intends to use the break to plan ahead for future transfer windows as he continues his rebuild at Old Trafford.
“It’s very useful. We have many meetings, we have to improve the structures in and around the club,” he said following United’s 2-0 win over Sheriff. “We will also look to the window in January or next summer already to improve our way of playing by making plans.
“Of course, [you get these] periods after a game, but we have to be ready for that and many players, let’s say 90%, are away. But the others, we will train properly and for the rest we have to prepare very well. I hope that everyone stays fit and return back healthy and then we have to get into attack.”