Manchester United Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday. Ahead of the game, manager Erik ten Hag gave an interview with Sky Sports where he revealed that United are the English team he has always followed and that he speaks to Sir Alex Ferguson
My team in England was always Manchester United, I always supported this club, from the past I loved watching Beckham, Scholes, Ferdinand and Giggs, I always liked them.
What Wenger did at Arsenal was great, his philosophy I really respect that, but Fergie built all of this.
I speak with him, and we are happy with that, so are his advisors, we are grateful but now we have to build a new future, that is also clear.
United now find themselves three points off the top of the table, after a disastrous start to the season, and Ten Hag is under no illusions about the size of the job he has to do here.
I am not such a dreamer, I am more the reality, and I knew it was a big challenge and hard work. I have been so busy I didn’t notice it has been 100 days, but that is a good signal. What I am doing is a football process. I love to manage that on and also off the pitch. I really enjoy it, it excites and challenges me and it is good to have this experience.
I do have emotion when I make decisions, use intuition and feelings but they have to be rational and strategic if you want to go in the direction where Manchester United want to go, and we all have to be on the same page. I have to be clinical and ask what is the best for the club and the team and what is the process and to improve. I have to be transparent and clear and to communicate.