Erik ten Hag (Haxbergen, 1970) landed at Manchester United that made water everywhere. The ‘Red Devils’ had just completed, with Ralf Rangnick, their worst scoring season (58), since the ‘re-establishment’ of the premiers in 1992. “I wasn’t even a coach,”exclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo About the Austrian coach now.
Ten Hag’s first x-ray was not encouraging. Manchester United were a soulless team last season. There was no dynamic team. It’s something I saw from the outside and noticed in my first weeks at the club.”
Manchester United was a soulless team last season. It’s something I saw from the outside and noticed in my first few weeks at the club.
£1,360m was invested between Ferguson’s departure and Ten Hag’s arrival – Only City, Barra, Juventus and Chelsea will spend more – Fairly little loot offered: FA Cup (2015-16), European League (2016-17), League Cup (2016-17) and English Super Cup (2016). “The club has in recent years bought an unimaginable number of players who weren’t good enough.”Regretted the former Ajax coach.
The club has in recent years bought an unimaginable number of players who weren’t good enough.
Ferguson’s DNA recovery
Ten Hag quickly identified the diagnosis, but he also found the antidote: “Why has Manchester United reached such a great dimension? In my opinion, to Sir Alex Ferguson. Their teams distinguished themselves in unity, groupness, and spirit… You can’t beat them.”
This partly explains the drastic change in the Red Devils’ deportation policy last summer without Ed Woodward: “We needed players with personality that didn’t weigh United down. That’s why it’s so important to sign Casemiro. We needed another player, besides Varane, who knows what it means to win titles. Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Anthony are all warriors, While Eriksen is technically a prodigy and has a great personality.”
We needed players with character who didn’t weigh us down in the United shirt. This is why signing Casemiro is so important
The bottom became on the second day …
The beginnings, marked by his constant feuds with Cristiano Ronaldo, were not easy. United went down 4-0 with Brentford and closed out the second day of the premiership in last place, something that had not happened since 1992. Moreover, Ten Hag has become him The first coach of the “Red Devils” to lose the first two official matchesFrom John Chapman (1921). It also suffered seven home defeats, their worst streak since 1936.
But the former player from Ajax turned the team around like a sock. In 27 games Ten Hag has achieved the same wins (20) as the Red Devils in the 49 games they played last season. Moreover, with his victory over Charlton (3-0), he established himself as a coach who needed the least number of matches to reach 20 victories in the entire history of Manchester United. Mourinho needed 31, Van Gaal, 36; Matt Busby, 40; Solskjaer, 42; Ferguson, 45; and Docherty, 68.
Moreover, after his first 25 games in charge, Ten Hag has a higher winning percentage (72%) than Tuchel (68%), Guardiola (56%), Arteta (56%), Klopp (52%) and Conte (52%). In his early days with Chelsea, City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
“Obviously I’m not alone, there are many players who have improved, especially collectively, and Ten Hag clearly played a key role,” admits Diogo Dalot. Jamie Carragher, formerly of Liverpool, also gives him all the credit: “A lot of people said United were five years away from Manchester City and Liverpool. It was nonsense. A ‘big’ club just needs a proper manager.”
Many people said United were five years away from City and Liverpool. That was nonsense. A “big” club just needs a suitable coach
He wants to get a degree in his first year
New Old Trafford tenant, who added his 300th victory as manager against Charlton, escapes ‘commitment’: “I’m happy with the progress we’ve made, but we still have a lot to improve on this team to reach its full potential. I think I have the skills and experience to take the team to the highest level.”
I believe I have the skills and experience to take the team to the highest levels.
Ten Hag, far from satisfied, is ambitious with Manchester United. The “Red Devils” have lost only one of their last 18 official matches while they are “alive” in four competitions: It ranks fourth in the English Premier League, 9 points behind Arsenal, and will face Barcelona in the 32nd round of the European League, and Reading awaits them in the 32nd round of the FA Cup, while they are in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Furthermore, Ten Hag wants Metal to play in his first season in Manchester: “We have a lot of chances to win the title. Winning the title is great because it brings you closer to winning more and better trophies.” Manchester United smile again.