Man Utd players warned about Ten Hag’s ‘special quality’ by ex-Red Devils defender

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Man Utd boss Ten Hag Credit: PA Images
Man Utd boss Ten Hag Credit: PA Images

Former Man Utd defender Daley Blind has warned the club’s current crop of players about Erik ten Hag’s “special quality”.

Ten Hag has replaced Ralf Rangnick at United ahead of the 2022/23 season.

This comes after the Dutchman helped Ajax win the Eredivise title three times since the end of 2017.

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Blind played just short of 150 times for Man Utd between 2014 and 2018. He linked up with Ten Hag at Ajax in the lead up to the 2018/19 season.

The 32-year-old has spoken about his experiences working with Ten Hag. He has warned United’s players that the manager is a “control freak”:

“He’s really social,” Daley told Man Utd’s official website.

“I think, also in Ajax, he knows everyone at the club is important. Everyone needs to be involved to get that winning feeling, that winning mentality.

“Everyone is needed pointing in the same direction. He is aware of that and wants to keep everything close. He’s also a control freak and wants to be on top of everything. I think that’s a special quality you need to have when being that good.”

When asked what kind of coach Ten Hag is, Blind added: “I think he is a brilliant one. A manager who loves to play attacking football, what Manchester stands for.

“I think he’s a manager who knows what he wants. He knows exactly how he wants to bring it over to the team and express that and keep everyone on board, everyone in the same direction to get that winning mentality and winning trophies.”

Blind refused to be drawn on how long it will take Ten Hag to end United’s trophy drought:

“It’s difficult to say. I won’t burn my hands on that but I think the most important thing is that the team puts out a playing style and people can see that back on the pitch.

“I think, if that’s going to happen, then winning will become more easy. From winning, you win trophies. When this happens, I don’t know.

“I know this manager has the quality and I hope he gets the time to put everything his way and makes sure the team plays how he wants. I am confident he will be successful.”

 

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