Erik ten Hag explains why he became Manchester United manager

  • Erik ten Hag reveals he became manager of Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag explains why he became Manchester United manager
Erik ten Hag explains he became manager

Erik ten Hag has explained that he joined in order to coach the Red Devils in front of a raucous Old Trafford crowd.

After 20 games, the club is fourth in the Premier League, thanks in large part to the excellent work of the Dutch manager took over at United during the summer.

The team of Ten Hag came from behind to defeat Old Trafford rivals Manchester City on Saturday, prevailing 2-1 on goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. This is Ten Hag’s most spectacular performance to date.

Ten Hag praised the Old Trafford atmosphere during the victory in a post-match interview with the club’s official website, admitting that it was the main factor in his decision to take the club’s managerial position.


“I think one of the goals before the season was to get connection between the fans and players back again,” Ten Hag said.

“If we want to restore this great club, then we have to be [about] togetherness. I think today was an example of to be together, fight together, with the right atmosphere, and when we create the right ambience, it’s really difficult for every opponent to play us. 

“We have to do it, of course, here at Old Trafford. That’s I came here: I wanted to have that experience [of playing for United’s fans and at Old Trafford]. 

“Before I came, it was one of my arguments to come here to Man Utd.”

Ten Hag was quick to  the assertion that United could figure in the title race, however, telling reporters after the game of the club’s strong league position: “It’s ridiculous to talk about titles in January, so don’t do that. We are not even halfway. There is a lot to come. There are a lot of gaps in our game as well that we have to work on.”



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