Why Man United players are worried about Erik ten Hag taking over as manager

Man United fans worldwide are rejoicing at the news that Erik ten Hag will take over as manager, but some players have their doubts.

On April 21, The Red Devils made the eagerly-anticipated announcement that the Dutchman would take over as the club’s head coach at the end of the season. After several big names such as Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal failed to turn the tide at Old Trafford, fans are optimistic that Ten Hag is up to the job.

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The Ajax boss has gathered global praise for his work with the Eredivise side. He’s bagged two league titles, with a third likely on the way.

Furthermore, he’s proven himself in Europe, taking his side to the final four of the 2018-19 Champions League. Against the odds, ‘de Godenzonen’ defeated Juventus and Real Madrid.

But regardless of his achievements in the Netherlands, nothing will prepare him for the car crash at The Theatre of Dreams. Despite his managerial prowess, Ralf Rangnick has failed to whip the squad into shape.

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The players look unmotivated and lost their last two games to Liverpool and Arsenal, 4-0 and 3-1, respectively. The dressing has spiralled out of control, with Jesse Lingard telling Paul Scholes that it’s a “disaster.”

The squad have lost faith in the manager, and some have worried whether the Dutchman has the minerals to turn it around.

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Man United players doubt Erik ten Hag

Although the team respects his achievements at Ajax, they whether he’s capable of adapting to Manchester United. According to The Daily Mail, the squad don’t believe he has a strong enough personality to assert his tactics.

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With the club’s dreadful season coming to an end, it’s no surprise that the lads lack confidence. But their biggest weakness at the moment has become their mentality. It seems that they underperform regardless of who’s in charge.

However, one player has seen this as an opportunity for a fresh start. Marcus Rashford has struggled to play anywhere near this best this campaign. But according to The Manchester Evening News, he can’t wait to reinvent himself under Ten Hag.

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