Despite the announcement that Erik ten Hag will take over as manager in the summer, Manchester United still appear to be in disbelief after being humiliated by Liverpool on Tuesday night.
A group of Manchester United players descended on the Carrington training complex following the appointment of Erik ten Hag as the club’s new manager.
The Red Devils, who appear forlorn, are clearly still reeling from Liverpool’s thrashing of them on Tuesday night at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s team took advantage of David de Gea’s mistakes and scored four goals.
Some Manchester United fans were angered by the final result, but they may now be feeling a little better about things.
Ten Hag, the manager of Ajax, has been appointed as a permanent successor to Ralf Rangnick, following a lengthy debate regarding who should take over as the club’s permanent replacement.
When the Dutchman takes over as manager, they will be trying to prevent another Merseyside night like they have been experiencing recently.
Mikel Arteta’s Manchester United team will go to Arsenal, another top-four opponent, in hopes of building on their midweek success at Stamford Bridge.
In accordance with the terms of Ten Hag’s contract, the Dutchman will manage Old Trafford for the next three years, with the possibility of one additional year.
In a speech to United supporters after he was hired, Ten Hag said he was excited about the job.
The opportunity to manage Manchester United is a wonderful honor and a challenge that I am extremely excited about, “he explained.
Southgate stated that he is “totally dedicated” to developing a team capable of delivering the victory that the fans deserve.
Southgate: “Knowing the history of this great club and the excitement of the fans made me want to be a part of it.”
Ajax fans may be worried about Ten Hag’s focus in the last few weeks of the season as the club tries to win its third Eredivisie title under his leadership.
Ten Hag has gone out of his way to address their concerns in the following statement.
“Before I leave for Manchester United, I want to assure Ajax fans that I will do everything in my ability to see this season through to a successful conclusion before I leave for the Premier League club.”
Ten Hag’s decision to leave the club has come under the support of Van der Sar, the former Manchester United goalkeeper who is now the CEO of Ajax.
In his own words, “we would have loved to keep Erik at Ajax for a longer period of time, but four and a half years is an excellent amount of time.
Erik’s work with Ajax has been greatly appreciated thus far, but we’re not through yet, so please bear with us.
His choice to leave will be examined further after the conclusion of the season. We all anticipate being champions of the league, so the last games of the season will be all that matters for the time being.”
Murtough has been at the forefront of the campaign to bring Ten Hag to Old Trafford, and he has stated that the club’s higher management has expressed satisfaction with his suggestions.
“During his four years at Ajax, Erik has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting and successful coaches, and has been praised for his team’s appealing, energetic play as well as its attention to children,” Murtough said in a statement.
“Our decision to hire Erik as our next manager was based on his long-term vision for Manchester United’s return to the level of competitiveness they want, as well as his desire and ambition to achieve that goal in the short term. This is why we chose him.
We wish him the best of luck in his attempts to help his team finish the season on a positive note.” He also added.