‘I Was Warned That I Would Not Succeed At United If I Took The Job’ – Ten Hag Reveals

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed that friends warned him against taking the helm at Old Trafford, deeming it an “impossible” task.

Undeterred, the Dutchman embraced the challenge, stating, “I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but it was such a great club with such a great fanbas

He’s second season has been marked by a rollercoaster of results, with six defeats in the opening 15 Premier League games. However, a recent 2-1 victory over Chelsea injected hope into the campaign, dispelling reports of dressing-room discord following a disappointing loss to Newcastle.

“People love Manchester United, or they are against Manchester United. I like clubs like this. Ajax was like this,” remarked Ten Hag, emphasizing his attraction to the fervent atmosphere surrounding the club.

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Despite the team’s inconsistent form, Ten Hag remains unfazed, asserting, “It hasn’t felt like a crisis for us. We’ve kept calm, worked on the process, and we know where we have to build.”

As speculation swirls around potential January transfers, Ten Hag downplays expectations, stating, “I don’t think [we will spend a lot].”

The upcoming weeks promise intrigue at Old Trafford, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investment nearing finalization just before the January transfer window opens. Ten Hag remains pragmatic, acknowledging the need for improvements but recognizing the challenges of securing top players mid-season.