Why Manchester United’s Resurrection Under Erik ten Hag
Manchester United’s rise under Erik ten Hag is truly remarkable, considering what seemed impossible six months ago. Now they sit just one point off the top four and if they can maintain this level of performance they could become legitimate title contenders.
In his first season as manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has already made an impact and many who have followed the club throughout the years believe he is the modern manager they have been waiting for. His approach harkens back to Sir Alex’s days but also brings new ideas like controlling possession with high press or pushing full-backs higher up the pitch and playing more attacking midfield roles.
His players now fully embrace his style of play and are learning from each other. He has changed the team’s mentality both on and off the field, which is evident in their performances.
His big-game mindset has been key to the team’s success this season; they have won every game since he took over and are on an eight-match winning streak.
He has had an immediate effect on the pitch, revolutionizing midfield and defense while strengthening the back line. Additionally, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have both played key roles in creating more creativity within the team.
After their disappointing draw with Crystal Palace in midweek, Manchester United have made significant improvements and must focus on that ahead of Sunday’s clash against Arsenal. A win would move them ahead of the Gunners into second place and, if they can sustain this form throughout the season, it could finally bring about their first trophy this season.
In the past, United have had managers who preferred traditional approaches and did not encourage changes – however, Ten Hag is given complete freedom to implement his ideas without interference. This freedom from Old Trafford will prove immensely beneficial to him going forward and serve him well.
As a result, he’s able to invest the time in getting to know his players on an intimate level. This allows him to provide their most crucial players with the best coaching possible – which is exactly what is needed during big games.
His work on the training ground has been extensive, and he enjoys spending a great deal of time with players who aren’t in his starting XI.
He is very open with his players, and he’s not afraid to correct them when they make mistakes. It’s something that is refreshing to witness, as he believes this helps them grow as individuals.
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