In England people are lyrical about Erik ten Hag. The newspapers praise the Dutch manager after winning the League Cup, while analyst and club icon Roy Keane is also very positive.
Man United won 2-0 against Newcastle United at Wembley on Sunday. As a result, Ten Hag’s first prize at The Red Devils is a fact. ‘Erik ten Hag provided a typical image of the happiness at United afterwards, by doing a South American dance with Lisandro Martínez and Antony,’ writes quality newspaper The Guardian. Ten Hag’s Old Trafford revolution got the immortalization he demanded. And, really, the League Cup was won quite comfortably.’
“Ten Hag is already hugely popular after his first six months at United, but this could be the moment that an illustrious period for the club has begun,” says The Mirror. Ten Hag is already showing that he is one of the smartest tacticians in English football. Optimism must be sky-high among United fans. Good times and even greater performances cannot be far off under Ten Hag, based on the performance against Newcastle.’
The Telegraph talks about a ‘dominion’ of Ten Hag. “It’s going on at United. United’s quest now continues, while the club has earned its spurs under Ten Hag. The question now is whether this is a stopover to even more glory this season, or an underlining of what’s to come in the years to come. Anyway, there is not only a sense of stability around Ten Hag, but also something even bigger.’
Former player and analyst Keane is also impressed, he says at Sky Sports. “Ten Hag was brought here to rebuild United and make them more competitive with the rest of England. I hated how this club has been in recent years. What this manager has been able to achieve in a short period of time is really fantastic.”