Erik ten Hag is confident he can turn the PL team into title contenders but admits they need more contracts.
What did Erik ten Hag say?
New head coach Man Utd believes he can make it big at the club and steer them towards the silverware. Erik ten Hag has been given the mammoth task of rebuilding the Old Trafford team with the aim of turning them into contenders for the PL title. Man Utd got off to a rough start this season as they were a meek 2-1 at home against Brighton and will be looking to rebound when they visit Brentford on Saturday.
Erik ten Hag is confident he can lift Manchester United and deliver a winning side. The Dutch coach said he is convinced he will do it – he has done it everywhere. According to Erik ten Hag, he can’t ask the fans to be patient – he hopes they will – because they want to see a winning team and that’s why he’s here, but he has to produce it. But Erik says the process takes time, that’s what it is.
Manager wants more contracts
Erik is concerned that the Man Utd team is still too thin to realize their ambition, as he called on the club to provide more signatures to help their cause. Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez are the only new faces to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, although they have been chasing Barcelona player Frenkie de Jong during the transfer window.
Erik’s are also eyeing Fabian Ruiz and Adrien Rabiot as alternatives to the Dutch midfielder, while striker Marko Arnautovic’s move fell through this week. The manager will be looking to see the club complete a few more deals before the end of the window as he insists they must invest further in attack. Erik ten Hag added that they definitely need more players to get into the season, meaning they need a stronger midfield and offensive squad.
According to Ten Hag, as they saw last week when Anthony Martial came out, they didn’t have a good replacement and then they struggled. So they need squad depth when they have injuries and games every three days and players don’t recover to play the next game. The Dutchman continued that it was a big challenge and they knew it before. It takes time, but in football you don’t have time and that’s what makes it such a big challenge.
It’s 10 years ago Man Utd won the PL for the last time and the success is going fast but according to Erik ten Hag it takes a lot of time and a lot of work to get it back, good strategy, the right people and that’s what they work for day by day.