Erik ten Hag is eager to bolster his squad with more talent from Dutch football having handed scouts a new list of potential transfer targets.
Ten Hag returned to old side to sign and during the summer transfer window with Tyrell Malacia also brought in from Feyenoord.
The experienced duo of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro also arrived at Old Trafford with Wout Weghorst arriving on loan this month.
But ten Hag is keen to continue building his own squad with as many as four senior players to be made available for transfer this summer to fund the manager’s overhaul, according to a recent report.
According to the manager has informed United’s European scouts that he wants them to keep tabs on more than a dozen young Dutch stars.
Ten Hag is still keen on Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, who United attempted to sign in the summer.
The centre-half eventually decided to remain in Netherlands for another year but he remains highly regarded by his former manager.
The United boss is also an admirer of Timber’s club teammates Kenneth Taylor and Devyne Rensch. 20-year-old midfielder Taylor and 19-year-old right-back Rensch have both been regulars in the Ajax side this term.
AZ Alkmaar’s Sweden international Jesper Karlsson and PSV Eindhoven midfielder Joey Veerman have also been ‘earmarked as targets’, according to the report.
Karlsson has scored four goals and registered three assists in 14 appearances at club level this season with Veerman also enjoying an impressive campaign with seven goals and five assists.
With transfer fees continuing to soar, ten Hag is eager for the club to find hidden gems in Dutch football and also in the Bundesliga, feeling the club should ramp up their scouting in both countries.
A United insider told The Sun: ‘The manager is insistent there are gems in Holland and Germany the club should take a greater interest in.
‘He feels quite strongly that United can steal a march and the scouts have been told United need to ramp things up in both Holland and Germany.’
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