The Manchester United players apparently had a mixed reaction to Erik ten Hag’s arrival at Old Trafford, but defender Diogo Dalot believes this is far from the case
Despite reports that the Manchester United squad has been underwhelmed by Erik ten Hag’s arrival, Diogo Dalot thinks the team is thrilled to work under him.
With a massive reconstruction required at Old Trafford in the coming years, the Dutchman was the club’s chosen pick. His ability to play offensive football and previous experience in rebuilding squads is why he was the club’s favored choice.
There could be as many as 12 departures this summer, with some players unhappy at the club due to the discord in the dressing room that began with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the start of the season. According to what was published about the squad’s first reaction to Ten Hag’s appointment, not much has changed since Ralf Rangnick took over on an interim basis.
The arrival of the Dutchman has been met with varied reactions from the United squad, according to the Guardian, with some players ‘ambivalent’ and others ‘underwhelmed.’ Mauricio Pochettino was the dressing room’s preference to succeed Rangnick, as reported exclusively by Mirror Football during United’s hunt for a new manager.
Dalot is the first player to speak out regarding Ten Hag’s arrival, and he has refuted those reports, stating that the team is excited to work with the Ajax manager.
The Ajax full-back is relieved that the future of the club is certain, and he has praised his team’s attractive game over the years, especially their remarkable journey to the Champions League semi-final in 2019.
“In our heads, it’ll be apparent who the manager will be next season, and that’s fantastic because we go on vacation knowing who to expect,” Dalot told Sky Sports. Then, during pre-season, we’ll have time to work together (with Ten Hag), fine-tune our ideas, and prepare for the upcoming season.
“What Ten Hag has achieved at Ajax is remarkable, especially during the Champions League season. He plays football in a very appealing manner. I believe that every #mufc fan, as well as the players, is ecstatic to have a manager like him.”
Rangnick will take on a two-year consulting position in addition to being in charge of Austria as he rises upstairs to assist United’s transitioning time. Ten Hag, according to the German, is the one who can turn the club’s fortunes around.
“Knowing Erik will be the manager, with a successful recruitment process and bringing in the appropriate players, I’m really certain the supporters and the media will be able to see a better team and, at the end of the day, hopefully a better position in the league,” he said of Ten Hag’s impending arrival.
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