Sir Alex Ferguson finally breaks his silence on Erik Ten Hag's appointment as Manchester United manager
Sir Alex Ferguson finally breaks his silence on Erik Ten Hag's appointment as Manchester United manager

Sir Alex Ferguson finally breaks his silence on Erik Ten Hag’s appointment as Manchester United manager

Manchester United announced the signing of Erik Ten Hag last week on the Club’s official website to take over from interim manager Rangnick at the end of the season.

Erik Ten Hag had enjoyed a successful five years at Ajax winning three Eredivisie and guiding them to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019.

The Dutchman will be the seventh manager to be appointed since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. United on the other hand has failed to win a major trophy since 2017.

The former Manchester United manager has urged Ten Hag to get in control at Manchester united.

Alex Ferguson spent seven years at Manchester United winning 38 major trophies including 13 Premier Leagues and 3 Champions League.

What did he say?

When quizzed about Ten Hag’s appointment Ferguson told RTE Racing:‘Well, I hope he does well because the club needs someone to get in control.

‘I hope he does well, yeah.’

Manchester United is sixth on the Premier table 4 points behind fifth-placed Tottenham and 6 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Ten Hag’s major responsibility is to make Manchester United competitive and challenge Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea for the Premier League next season.

Former Manchester United Striker Dwight Yorke thinks Erik Ten Hag has a very difficult job at Manchester United and urged him to take control at the club.

‘I think [Ten Hag has] got a very difficult job,’ Yorke told ESPN.

‘Simply because it has been a bit of a disaster for us as a football club in terms of personnel and where the team is at.

‘There’s no hiding place in that. We’re not where we’re supposed to be. But there’s a new beginning, a new start for a manager who a lot of people don’t particularly know.

‘Obviously, he has done well in Holland. [But] the Premier League is a whole new ball game. Manchester United’s manager is on a whole different level.

‘You’ve seen the previous managers that have come there with big names and big reputations and they haven’t really got over the line. There’s no doubt the job at hand is something he needs to embrace.

‘I keep saying that he has to embrace going in there and have full control.

‘If he has full control he can implement his style, his way, and the players that he wants on board to make sure he can get the best out of them. I think that is the key.

‘I think they will give him time, the fans are aware of that. But they want to see progress. I know people are saying it will take some time but ultimately they will want to see some progress along the way.

‘I can only stand and watch and wish him the best in many respects. But there is no doubt this is the biggest job in world football and with the struggles we’ve encountered this season, there is no way that is going to be an easy task for him.’

let hope Erik Ten hag can restore the glory days back to theater of dreams