Manchester United midfielder Fred believes Erik ten Hag is a “world-class” manager who can help the club “win trophies” as early as next season.
It was confirmed on Thursday that Ten Hag will replace Ralf Rangnick this summer. Man Utd have been without a permanent manager since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November.
Ten Hag has enjoyed a lot of success at Ajax. He has been their boss for three and a half years. The Dutchman is on the brink of winning his third Eredivise title.
Man Utd meanwhile have endured a torrid season this time around. They currently sit sixth in the Premier League and they exited all three cup competitions prematurely.
They were hammered 4-0 by Liverpool in midweek and they face their top-four rivals Arsenal this weekend.
Fred thinks United’s priority is to “continue fighting and challenge for trophies”:
“It’s great news,” says Fred in an interview (quotes via United’s official website).
“He’s a world-class coach who will help us a lot here. I’ve watched Ajax and they are a great team who play good football. We know he helps us a lot and hopefully next year we can win trophies.
“Of course, you always have to prove yourself day to day and game by game. A new manager will look at the team and you have to show the quality of your work to continue playing and working hard under the new coach.
“The priority is to improve, develop day by day, continue fighting and challenge for trophies. We need to be back to the huge club that Manchester United are.
“We need to get back to being the huge club that we are. We know the new manager will help us get back on the rails and the objective will be to be back winning again.
“We really need to put a lot of work in. The new manager’s job will not just take one day to the next. It will take time. We will have pre-season and it won’t be easy. A new style that we can adapt to. We still need to meet our objectives on this season of course, too.”
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