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“Didn’t do your homework” – Manchester United told to ditch specific January transfer plan



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Dimitar Berbatov has told Manchester United that they must ditch one January transfer plan amid worries that it could scupper the development of Rasmus Højlund.

Manchester United have been struggling for goals in the last six months, with Erik ten Hag‘s top scorers having six goals apiece, in Scott McTominay and Rasmus Højlund.

It has been a dire time at Old Trafford, with the club eighth in the Premier League table and out of the Carabao Cup and Champions League, and amid the January transfer window, it has been said that Ten Hag is keen on signing another striker.

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United have been linked to a host of attackers in the last few months, but United have been warned that they must ditch the plan to sign another striker by Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov scored 56 goals during 149 appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson and believes that signing a new striker in January is a no-go as it could harm the confidence of Højlund, whom the club paid £72 million for in the summer.

“The January transfer window can be tricky. And if you didn’t do your homework before the transfer window opened to know exactly who you want to buy, and you’re waiting and waiting on waiting, it means that you are just wondering, you’re just lost, you don’t know what to do, then I don’t think they should buy anyone,” Berbatov told MailOnline

“If they have a plan, execute it now. If not, stick to the strikers you have, because, for example, if they buy a number nine, what is Rasmus going to think? 

“He’s gonna be like, ‘Wait a minute, guys. Yes, I’m still a young player, but you bought me just now. And now you’re buying another one? Are you disappointed in me?’ Then his self-belief is going to drop even more.

“But on the other hand, someone will say, well, what about the competition? Maybe he’s going to be thinking, ‘Okay, someone is coming for my place. Maybe I will up my game even more’.”

He added: ‘The worst thing that you can do as a football player is to hide from the ball. So I hope that in the case of Rasmus, that’s not the case yet, because he scored his first Premier League goal, but now it is vital and very important for him to follow with more goals. Because if another dry spell follows now, more questions will come his way.”