Man Utd target Cody Gakpo sends fresh transfer reminder to Erik ten Hag

“We will continue to support Erik in ensuring he has players with the right quality and characters to achieve success, while ensuring that investment remains consistent with our commitment to financial sustainability,” Murtough said.

“Overall, we are ahead of schedule in our recruitment plans as envisaged at the start of the summer, and we do not anticipate the same level of activity in future windows. As always, our planning focuses on the summer window.

“While there is still a great deal of hard work ahead, we are confident that the right people and processes are being put in place to support all our teams in their pursuit of success.”