The size of the job at hand is not going to be misplaced on new Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag. The membership simply recorded its lowest ever factors tally whereas conceding probably the most variety of objectives to complete sixth. On high of that, a number of massive title gamers have left Outdated Trafford whereas fairly just a few of the remaining stars are at their lowest ebb, each by way of efficiency and confidence. Regardless of the mounting points, two of the Dutchman’s former gamers, Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind, have spoken in glowing phrases concerning the new United boss and have reassured supporters that the previous Ajax coach is the proper man to information the membership again to the highest.
Present Juventus centre-back De Ligt performed below the 52-year-old from 2016-2019 throughout which they gained the Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup whereas additionally reaching the semifinals of the Champions League. The Dutch worldwide has seen from shut quarters how Ten Hag operates and feels the scenario on the English giants is completely suited to a person of his skills.
“Erik is somebody who loves his job and he likes to work. He positively does enhance gamers. He’s actually into the main points. This makes him a very good coach. He needs to do every little thing to make his group play higher,” the defender was quoted as saying.
With so many stars like Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire low on confidence, De Ligt’s phrases will function a well timed reminder of how the Dutchman change flip round issues at Outdated Trafford.
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Throughout Sir Alex Ferguson‘s trophy-laden years, it was broadly recognized that the legendary supervisor had the power to get everybody contained in the membership on the identical web page which ultimately helped the membership succeed on the pitch. His dedication in direction of everybody on the membership and his meticulous method have been hallmark’s of Ten Hag’s Ajax stint as properly, in line with former United defender Daley Blind.
The brand new supervisor made fairly the primary impression at his new residence, greeting employees from all departments, familiarizing himself together with his new environment, studying concerning the historical past of the 20-time English champions and in addition catching the attention throughout his first interplay with the British media.
Blind, who made 141 appearances for the Reds between 2014 and 2018, mentioned he anticipated the identical from his previous boss, figuring out how sociable he’s. He added that the previous Utrecht supervisor’s dedication to make sure all people on the membership is pulling in the identical course will ultimately result in success later down the road.
“He’s actually social,” Daley advised the official Manchester United web site. “I feel, additionally in Ajax, he is aware of everybody on the membership is essential. Everybody must be concerned to get that successful feeling, that successful mentality.
“Everybody is required pointing in the identical course. He’s conscious of that and desires to maintain every little thing shut. He’s additionally a management freak and desires to be on high of every little thing. I feel that’s a particular high quality it is advisable to have when being that good.”
Other than his off-field qualities, the versatile footballer was fast to level out Ten Hag’s penchant for enjoying attacking soccer which is able to little doubt go down properly with the membership’s supporters worldwide.
“I feel he is an excellent supervisor. A supervisor who likes to play attacking soccer, what Manchester stands for. I feel he’s a supervisor who is aware of what he needs. He is aware of precisely how he needs to deliver it over to the group and categorical that and maintain everybody on board, everybody in the identical course to get that successful mentality and successful trophies.”
Ten Hag’s arrival has already lifted the gloom across the membership and such phrases of reward from two former gamers will little doubt excite the followers much more. Now it’s as much as the Dutchman to succeed the place so many have failed earlier than him.