Man Utd Feels Justified in Supporting Ten Hag, Cites Arteta’s Success at Arsenal

Man Utd Feels Justified in Supporting Ten Hag, Cites Arteta’s Success at Arsenal

Man Utd believes they made the right choice in supporting Erik ten Hag, especially after the team’s recent performance, reports say.

In his first season at Old Trafford, Ten Hag led the Red Devils to an FA Cup final, won the Carabao Cup, and secured a top-four finish in the Premier League.

This season hasn’t gone as planned, with Man Utd out of Europe and struggling in the Premier League before a recent upturn.

They’ve won against Wigan, Newport County, Wolves, and West Ham in the last five matches across all competitions and earned a point against Tottenham, led by Ange Postecoglou, showing signs of improvement.

Despite rumors that Ten Hag might be fired at Old Trafford, the Manchester Evening News reports that Man Utd feels justified in supporting Ten Hag, given the team’s recent revival. The report adds that senior club sources believe Ten Hag has fulfilled his promises that the team would improve with his best players available.

Mikel Arteta had a rough start at Arsenal, but now the Gunners are competing for the Premier League and other major titles. The Man Utd board hopes Ten Hag can achieve a similar turnaround.

The MEN adds that well-informed sources at United have noted Arsenal’s patience with coach Mikel Arteta after a challenging first half of the season for Ten Hag. Arteta was appointed in December 2019, and although Arsenal won the FA Cup at the end of that season, they finished eighth in a row under the Spaniard.

In reality, the newspaper insists Ten Hag’s job was never at risk this season, but there are doubts about whether Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s arrival will change that.

The MEN continues, saying that some United players had doubts about Ten Hag this season, from his tactics to some of his signings, but those who disagreed in the dressing room were few. Ten Hag’s position was never really in danger, partly because of a power vacuum at the club during a 13-month strategic review.

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Senior staff at United have also sympathized with Ten Hag over issues he has faced with some players. Jadon Sancho was removed from the first team after accusing Ten Hag of lying about his omission from the squad at Arsenal on September 3, and Marcus Rashford was fined and dropped last month after a trip to Belfast.

United officials see Ten Hag’s tenure as a three-year project, though sources admit they are unsure about the Ineos Group’s plans for structural changes. Omar Berrada has been appointed the club’s new chief executive and will start in the summer.

The Red Devils are hoping Erik ten Hag can replicate Mikel Arteta’s work at Arsenal. Image Credit : Football365

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