Manchester United’s Premier League season has been marked by setbacks, including injuries to key players like Luke Shaw, an off-field dispute involving Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag, and underwhelming on-pitch results.
Out of their four games this season, the Red Devils have lost twice, with both defeats occurring in North London against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Their two wins, against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest, were far from convincing.
United’s current challenges have prompted Erik ten Hag to look ahead to the January transfer window, and one standout player is keen on securing a potential club-record departure from his current team.
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While Manchester United made notable signings during the summer, acquiring Andre Onana as a modern-day goalkeeper, adding midfield depth with Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat, and signing forward Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta, their performance in the opening games has been far from impressive.
Clearly, more reinforcements are required, and one potential addition is Brentford’s Rico Henry. Football Insider’s Pete O’Rourke reports that Brentford may entertain an offer exceeding £35 million for their left-back, which could set a club-record sale.
Rico Henry is reportedly interested in a significant move, and joining Manchester United would undoubtedly fit that description. United had shown interest in Henry during the summer transfer window but couldn’t secure a permanent deal. As January approaches, it will be interesting to see if United revisits their pursuit of Henry and if the player himself pushes for a transfer away from Brentford.
Rico Henry’s Performance this Season:
Brentford has started the Premier League season strongly, remaining unbeaten in four games with draws against Spurs, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth, along with a win over Fulham. Henry has played a significant role in this run, starting in every game.
Henry’s performances have garnered praise, including from Brentford’s manager, Thomas Frank, who told the BBC: “Defensively, in one-on-one situations, I haven’t seen a player or winger in the Premier League over the last two years who has outperformed him. He is incredibly strong in these one-on-one duels, exceptionally quick, and in fantastic form. If he can contribute a bit more with assists and goals, that would be the next step for him. He exemplifies a strong work ethic and a willingness to give his all for the team.”
Given Henry’s evident talent, Manchester United’s interest doesn’t come as a surprise, making January a month to watch for potential arrivals at Old Trafford.