“Everybody wants to play for a top club, that is fighting for titles. Whether it’s this January that is the right time for a club to come in and pay the right money, who knows? But my main focus is to do what I do on the pitch, and let the background work take care of itself.”
However, with Hojlund continuing to emerge as a top-level striker and Ratcliffe’s unwillingness to match Brentford’s asking price, that opportunity for Toney may not be at Old Trafford.
United, hampered by financial restrictions, may decide to use their funds elsewhere even at the risk of upsetting Ten Hag after making his view clear on wanting to recruit Toney.