Matthijs de Ligt says his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has a ‘lot of qualities’ to carry success at Manchester United… however Holland star reveals team-mate Frenkie de Jong has not talked about shifting to Outdated Trafford
- Ten Hag faces an enormous process attempting to revive Man United to former glories
- De Ligt believes Ten Hag is as much as the job after their time collectively in Amsterdam
- They gained a league and cup double and reached Champions League semi-finals
Ten Hag has turn into United’s fifth everlasting supervisor since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 on the again of their worst season in Premier League historical past.
United completed sixth with 58 factors, 35 behind title-winning neighbours Manchester Metropolis, to overlook out on Champions League soccer subsequent season by a long way.
Matthijs de Ligt (L) says Erik ten Hag (R) has the flexibility to succeed at Manchester United
Ten Hag faces an enormous process attempting to problem Metropolis and Liverpool on the prime of the desk and restore United to former glories.
De Ligt, nonetheless, believes Ten Hag is as much as the job after their time collectively in Amsterdam when Ajax gained a Dutch league and cup double and reached the semi-final of the Champions League.
‘He’s somebody who loves his job and he likes to work,’ mentioned centre-back De Ligt.
‘He is actually into the small print. This makes him a very good coach.
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‘He has lots of qualities (to succeed). We should see how he goes.’
Excessive on Ten Hag’s agenda might be revitalising gamers whose type dipped alarmingly final season.
Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford have been amongst these to fall into that exact class.
De Ligt mentioned: ‘He positively improves gamers. He desires to do the whole lot to make his staff play higher.’
Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong has been linked with a transfer to United this summer season.
The 25-year-old was in the identical Ajax aspect as De Ligt that got here so shut to creating the Champions League ultimate three years in the past.
Man United goal Frenkie de Jong has not talked about shifting to Outdated Trafford, says De Ligt
De Ligt mentioned of his Holland colleague: ‘He is a tremendous participant and all people is aware of how vital he’s for the staff.
‘However he isn’t mentioned something (a couple of switch).’
De Ligt revealed that he spoke to Juventus team-mate Aaron Ramsey after Holland’s 2-1 Nations League victory over Wales.
Ramsey was not concerned on Wednesday, however the two nations meet once more in Rotterdam on Tuesday and will additionally play one another within the spherical of 16 on the World Cup later this yr.
‘I used to be actually blissful for him (Ramsey) that he certified for the World Cup,’ mentioned De Ligt.
‘I simply spoke to him and congratulated him. Possibly, sure (we are going to meet on the World Cup). You by no means know. It will be very nice.’