Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag believes he is the right man to help bring back the glory days. He was responding to a question about the need to bring success to the club with his answer similar to the one given by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seven years ago. Klopp at the time took over Liverpool who were languishing mid-table in the Premier League.
“I cannot ask the fans to be patient – I hope they will be – because they want to see a winning team and that is why I am here, but I have to produce it. But the process takes time, it is what it is,” Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said. “The goal we make, last season we were not that good in set plays, so we make a goal out of set plays and that is really positive. A lot (was wrong with the display), that is clear. It starts of course with the result, but also the performance, in many aspects we were not good. But it is quite normal though at the start of the season when you have to get together and when you want to get a way of playing. We went quite well in pre-season, but now you miss two players still against a good team and we have to perform better.”
“I have not seen it, we were confident in the preseason, good pressing and decisions, but that was clearly not the case in the first half against Brighton when we obviously made mistakes and they punished us,” he added. “You have to be mentally strong at the start of the season as you will make mistakes. So, he can play deeper, but also really high and in both, he can have a good impact, which is what I expect from him.”