Manchester United: Fred hails Erik Ten Hag appointment as ‘great news’

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Manchester United: Fred hails Erik Ten Hag appointment as ‘great news’
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Manchester United midfielder Fred has hailed the appointment of Erik Ten Hag as “great news” for the club.

The Dutchman was formally announced as United’s next permanent manager on Thursday and will take over this summer once he has finished his fifth and final campaign with Ajax.

Ralf Rangnick is due to continue in a consultancy role as the club attempt to close the gap on the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the English game.

Both Tottenham and Arsenal have also shown signs of improvement this season too, making Ten Hag’s task an extremely difficult one.

Indeed, much has been made about the attitude in the United squad, with club legend Gary Neville recently describing them as “broken” following Tuesday’s miserable 4-0 loss at Anfield.

Fred, however, stressed that Ten Hag - one of Europe’s leading coaches over the past few years - could help the club get back on its feet long-term.

“It’s great news,” he said in an interview with Premier League Productions.

“He’s a world-class coach who will help us a lot here. I’ve watched Ajax and they are a great team who play good football. We know he helps us a lot and hopefully next year we can win trophies.

“We need to get back to being the huge club that we are. We know the new manager will help us get back on the rails and the objective will be to be back winning again.”

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