Nottingham Forest assistant manager Alan Tate was an intriguing spectator as Manchester United played Wolves last night. The Red Devils won the game 1-0 courtesy of a Raphael Varane goal.

Tate was in the stands for the clash as he ran the rule over United ahead of Forest playing them next week. A report by the Manchester Evening News, however, has claimed that he was deep in conversation with John Murtough.

Forest Tate
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The football director is likely to have a hand in helping United shift players out of the club. With Dean Henderson the subject of a long-running interest from Forest, perhaps it’s easy to see what the topic of conversation was.

Frankly, the transfer saga involving Henderson has been a little bit farcical. Even the latest report claims that the 26-year-old still wants to leave the club but United are playing hardball.

The Reds are probably going to monitor the situation surrounding Henderson right up until transfer deadline day. Matt Turner has arrived at the club now and he’s a capable number one at the moment.

Forest do want another goalkeeper though, with Henderson fancied by Steve Cooper. The Reds need to make sure their squad is well-stocked and the clock is ticking on the transfer window.

Forest assistant manager Tate spotted at Manchester United clash

The Reds need to ensure that they get things right in this transfer window. It was certainly telling to see Tate speaking to to Murtough last night and it won’t take a rocket scientist to make out what the conversation was over.

Forest Tate
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Henderson wants to move to Forest. Quite why Erik ten Hag has chosen to drag things out this long is a mystery and he could end up sticking with an unhappy player.

Tate was busy doing his homework on United last night. Forest play them later this month and after their drab performance against Wolves, it might have given the Forest coach some food for thought.

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