The Portuguese international footballer Cristiano Ronaldo highlighted this Friday the “fantastic work” produced by coach Erik Ten Hag in Dutch Ajax, before he took the helm of Manchester United, to put the English club on the trophy route.
On 21 April, Erik ten Hag, who won three championships in charge of the Amsterdam team, in 2018/19, 2020/21 and 2021/22, was made official as Manchester United’s new manager, with whom he signed a contract until 2025. , with one more year of option.
“What do I know about him? [Erik Ten Hag] is that he did a fantastic job for Ajax, who is an experienced coach. Things need to change the way he wants. I hope we succeed, of course, because if we succeed, everyone at Manchester United will succeed too. I wish him the best”, said the Portuguese striker, in an exclusive interview with the British club.
However, the teammate of also Portuguese internationals Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes makes it clear that it is “need to give time” to the new coach, for United to “win trophies” again.
“We need to give him time. We are happy and excited, not only as players but also as fans. I wish him the best and we will believe that next year we will win trophies”, he appealed.
The ‘red devils’ have not won titles since 2016/17, when they lifted the trophies of the English Super Cup, League Cup and Europa League, with the Portuguese José Mourinho in charge.
Manchester United, which is coached by German Ralf Rangnick, occupies sixth place in the English league, eight points behind Arsenal (minus one game), which is in fourth place, the last place to reach the Champions League.
Farewell to the current edition of the Premier League, the ‘red devils’ travel to the Crystal Palace field, in a match on the 38th round.