Erik Ten Hag Shares What He Wants to Achieve for Manchester United | Read
The manager of Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag has spelt out how he wants to make the team formidable going into the next season.
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The Dutchman was speaking in an interview which was on Manchester United's website where he was answering some questions about his plans. Supporters of the Red Devils believe that their new coach can replicate the same success he had when he was the manager of Ajax.
We want to play a proactive style of football on the ball and off the ball.That is, trying to do that has to be our intentions and it’s now, firstly, the coaches bring it over to the team that we are, in every situation, proactive. Proactivity is a very key aspect of any pressing style of football, with not only the individual but the collective mindset of the players needing to be geared in this manner.
Ten Hag also spoke about ensuring the players' togetherness as they go into the new season.
We are brave and willing to have the ball, to give each other options. But also off the ball, to get the pressing style is what we’re working for together. In the positions of individuals, you give them coaching advice, and, in the end, it’s about team results and better team performances so you give them advice to perform into the team. That is my job, to construct a team and to improve the team. You can do it in different ways or in more ways but, to start, it is out of a philosophy. And then you build it and go into the individuals, and you give them the rules and principles.
Manchester United will get to see Ten Hag's philosophy first-hand when the Red Devils play Liverpool in their first pre-season game.