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Erik ten Hag encounters Alex Ferguson’s ‘impossible’ dilemma at Man Utd for the wrong reason

Erik ten Hag encounters Alex Ferguson’s ‘impossible’ dilemma at Man Utd for the wrong reason

Manchester United’s new manager appears to be in the same boat as Sir Alex Ferguson when he was in charge, but for quite different reasons.

The team is currently without a standout, regular performer.

Ferguson worked with some of the best Premier League players of all time. 

Throughout his 27-year time with the Red Devils, the Scotsman handled top-quality players in all sections of the pitch, from Wayne Rooney to Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand, and Paul Scholes.

Ferguson said in an interview with Sunday World: “People ask you: ‘Who is your best Man United team?’ and it’s absolutely impossible. It is absolutely impossible. You look at the strikers I had, going back to [Brian] McClair, [Mark] Hughes, [Andy] Cole, Cantona, [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, [Louis] Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, [Dwight] Yorke, Teddy Sheringham.

“Then to the present players – Wayne Rooney, [Robin] van Persie, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez]. How do you pick out of that? Cantona and somebody else maybe?” But on the other hand, United’s performances displays indicate that it would be a tricky task for interim boss Ralf Rangnick to name his ‘best team’ at the club due to how the majority have disappointed this season.

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Ajax, appears to be the most likely candidate to succeed the German in the summer, and it’s not surprising that the manager wants a lot of power over transfers given the club’s need for a significant overhaul.

Manchester United are presently seventh in the table and fell 1-0 to relegation-threatened Everton over the weekend in a performance devoid of grit, quality, and emotion.

When in top form, Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, and Paul Pogba are among the greatest in the world in their respective positions, but their performances this season have been anything but.

Ten Hag must thoroughly examine the future of the majority of the present Manchester United squad, as well as the part that each member is capable of playing in the team’s overhaul.

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves commented on United’s defeat against Everton in an interview with Premier League Productions:

“What went right? A lot went wrong. What did they do right? The effort isn’t there, their passing was poor, they didn’t have barely any shots on target. I don’t think they did much.

“There’s a top-four place at stake here. Everton could go down, but United could be in the Champions League where they all want to be. Their names suggest that’s where they should be. But it didn’t feel like they thought it was a must-win. You want them to put in a performance but we didn’t see it.”


Erik ten Hag encounters Alex Ferguson’s ‘impossible’ dilemma at Man Utd for the wrong reason

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