Date: 12th September 2023 at 6:15pm
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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will be hoping that several of his players show improvement when they return to action against high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. 

The Red Devils have picked up just six points from their opening four matches, and could be considered somewhat fortunate to have beaten both Wolves and Nottingham Forest.

Ten Hag’s side currently sit 11th in the Premier League table, and the likes of Antony, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial have been among those criticised for their performances in the early weeks of the new campaign.

With that in mind, it appears that the former Ajax boss could look to complete a shock move for a former Premier League winger.

As per The Mail, the Manchester outfit are considering a sensational move for free agent Anwar El-Ghazi.

The 28-year-old most recently played for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven but left the Eredivisie club last week by mutual consent, which means he would be ale to join United outside of the transfer window.

El-Ghazi has emerged as a shock target for Manchester United

The Dutchman previously spent four years at fellow Premier League side Aston Villa – including a loan spell at Everton – but was unable to make his mark on the English top flight.

In total the winger made 119 appearances for the Villans across all competitions, scoring 26 goals and providing 16 assists.

His time on Merseyside was less fruitful, as he played just twice for the Toffees before returning to Villa Park.

Having joined PSV last summer, El-Ghazi made 31 appearances last season and played twice this term before leaving the club by mutual consent.

United’s interest in El-Ghazi comes following a week of uncertainty surrounding the future of Sancho, who was left out of the squad for the defeat against Arsenal last time out.

The England international then appeared to criticise Ten Hag in a now-deleted social media post, sparking suggestions that his time at Old Trafford could soon be coming to an end.

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