Regardless that he’s ex-Metropolis, Nigel de Jong has an in depth curiosity in Dutch soccer and would have adopted Erik ten Hag’s profession rather a lot sooner than most of us.
Ten Hag received three Eredivisie titles throughout his time at Ajax. He additionally reached the Champions League semi-finals in what was one of many largest triumphs of his managerial profession to this point, while answerable for the Dutch giants.
Regardless of dropping his first two aggressive video games in cost at United, Ten Hag is within the means of turning this round after settling extra on his favoured XI.
New signing Antony has are available so as to add a little bit of trickery on the flanks, whereas our again 4 appears to be like a lot stronger following the additions of Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez. Casemiro has but to make an impression in midfield, however take nothing away from Christian Eriksen, who has been a gem of a free switch.
De Jong has praised Ten Hag for managing all of the egos within the United dressing room. He provides that he thinks Martinez would run by fireplace for the supervisor after following him from Ajax this summer time.
Talking to the Mirror, former Manchester Metropolis and Netherlands midfielder De Jong mentioned: “Erik ten Hag has 23 egos in his squad at Manchester United. You may have the perfect gamers on the planet, however you’ll be able to solely begin constructing a correct aspect when you’ll be able to flip all these egos right into a group.
“Ten Hag has chosen his gamers rigorously. I can see one factor, he has picked gamers with whom he can win a struggle. I can see the technique already. Have a look at Lisandro Martinez within the group. He has that killer mentality. Martinez will run by fireplace for Ten Hag.
“Antony is including swagger. He too has a mentality what we name ‘over my lifeless physique’. I’ve seen that aspect of Antony loads of occasions. Man United have executed actually good enterprise in my view. The spirit within the group has modified.”
I believe Ten Hag has purchased rather well this summer time. Each supervisor ought to construct from the again and he could must reassess the goalkeeper scenario a 12 months down the road, however Malacia and Martinez have each been excellent additions.
Casemiro will come good, as will Antony, however I think they’ll want a while to regulate to the Premier League. It’s not each participant that comes as settles like a fish does to water.
In fact, it’s going to be simpler for Eriksen, who already knew the right way to dictate the tempo of video games within the Premier League earlier than signing for United. That’s an actual plus and we’re beginning to see that on the pitch.