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Erik ten Hag to Man Utd: Brighton defender Joel Veltman explains why Old Trafford appointment is ‘perfect match’ | Football News

Brighton and former Ajax defender Joel Veltman says Erik ten Hag is “the proper match” for Manchester United, however have to be given time to succeed.

Veltman loved a profitable two-and-a-half years beneath the incoming United supervisor at Ajax, successful the league and cup double within the 2018-19 season in addition to reaching the Champions League semi-finals, knocking out Actual Madrid and Juventus within the course of.

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United’s critics usually level to an absence of a constant taking part in type, and Veltman believes Ten Hag will implement a plan that is been lacking at Old Trafford.

“I believe it is a sensible choice solely as a result of he is tactically actually good, and I believe that is an important factor that they want proper now,” Veltman informed Sky Sports activities.

“They’ve the foremost gamers, each participant confirmed already they’re superb and might carry out properly on this league on the highest stage, so they simply want a gaffer who is like, ‘Guys, you’ve gotten to do that, this and this.’ He wants time in fact, however I believe he is most likely the proper match.”

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The Monday Evening Football group focus on whether or not incoming Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has a tougher job than when Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool.

Veltman provides that it is all about making the gamers gel for his former coach when he arrives in Manchester.

“Hopefully he (Ten Hag) will make a group of them,” mentioned the Dutchman. “Like OK should you go there, I’ll go right here. Like a harmonica they name it in Holland so it is like not unfastened ends any extra, so hopefully he’ll try this subsequent season.”

‘Ten Hag is nonetheless studying, hopefully he will get time’

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Erik ten Hag has a giant activity on his palms at Old Trafford

When Ten Hag begins his function as Manchester United’s new supervisor in July, he can anticipate to face a scrutiny and strain like by no means earlier than.

The 30-year-old Brighton defender, who arrived from Ajax for simply £900,000 in July 2020, is calling for endurance relating to his former boss.

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Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune says Erik ten Hag could have to create an excellent group spirit to ensure that the membership to succeed.

“He got here from Ajax, subsequent season to United, so he did it step-by-step, and he is nonetheless studying,” mentioned Veltman.

“You’re nonetheless studying each recreation however he is nonetheless studying as properly I believe. Hopefully he’ll get the time, and he can get to present the gamers, administrators, everyone and the followers that he is the man and naturally he wants outcomes.

“As a gaffer you want outcomes and hopefully they are going to come to him however I believe it will likely be positive really.”

Veltman on overcoming Ronaldo and Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will probably be wanting to add to his tally of 18 Premier League targets when Manchester United face Brighton on Saturday night, stay on Sky Sports activities, and within the course of impress Ten Hag once more.

Ajax and Veltman had the higher of Ronaldo after they went up towards Juventus within the Champions League quarter-finals in April 2019, recording a well-known 3-2 mixture victory to progress.

Ronaldo scored, however it was in useless.

“Yeah, it was type of humorous as a result of I got here again from an ACL and a knee damage and naturally I performed some video games earlier than already however it was like Veltman towards Ronaldo and everyone was laughing,” mentioned Veltman.

“I perceive that particularly the place I got here from however I believe we did properly as a group and whenever you play towards Ronaldo and different large gamers you need to obtain an excellent consequence or an excellent efficiency from your self proper, so I believe I did properly towards him.”

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