The Red Devils kick-off the start of their Premier League season on Sunday against Brighton at home. It’s going to be the first game for Erik ten Hag and his new Manchester United squad. Big things will be expected from the 52 year old Dutch man and I just hope the hierarchy at Manchester United don’t Rushbet the Dutch man if he gets off to a shaky start…
Things have changed and changed a lot since Manchester United last won the Premier League title in 2013. The other clubs have got a lot bigger and better and there is a lot more money in the game. Red Devils fans will be paying that Eric Ten Hag is the chosen one to finally deliver and will bring a bright future to the club, on and off the pitch.
Speaking on The Overlap podcast for Sky Sports former Red Devils defender Gary Neville said;
“I would go back to Ten Hag and say I think he’s had a really impressive start, a confident start, in spite of the fact his star player [Ronaldo] is playing up and has not been supported off the pitch by an operation that can get in the players he wants.
“I’d say that the manager has been given a pretty tough hand. All these clubs, Chelsea, they got Raheem Sterling in. City bring in Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez goes to Liverpool and then you’ve got Manchester United who, basically, can’t get a player through the door.”
Jamie Carragher also added on the show;
“United are going into the season with a better manager than they started last season with [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] and the interim manager that came after him [Ralf Rangnick]. I think they have started in a better position in terms of in the dugout.
“I like the way he [Ten Hag] has come across in pre-season. He’s not the most charismatic in a press conference, but that’s just his nature and the way he is. He seems very serious, a studious guy.
“He knows how he wants United to play. They’ve had a decent pre-season but, for him and any manager, you need to get the recruitment right and get players in, I know that’s always been a question for United, but at the moment probably still not enough that’s come in, although there’s still time.”
At the end of the day Erik ten Hag has proven that he is a top manager and has a massive job on his hands. This project is going to take at least two or three years to get Man United back to where they want to be. But this year might be very painful for the Red Devils..