After a chastening start to life at Old Trafford, the Dutch coach has transformed the Red Devils into a team chasing an unlikely quadruple. Erik Ten Hag’s reign at Manchester United could not have got off to a worse start. After losing 2-1 to Brighton at home on the opening day, the Red Devils traveled down to Brentford- where they were soundly beaten 4-0
The result was treated with the sort of frenzied reaction that should be expected when United is on the wrong side of a drubbing, with naysayers warning that the club was damaged beyond repair. But just a matter of months later, Ten Hag’s side is threatening to sneak into the Premier League title race and challenge for four trophies. After so many false dawns, United finally appears set to shake off the malaise that has shrouded Old Trafford for a decade.
Erik Ten Hag Described The Incident As ‘Unacceptable’
Starring in the match for Manchester United as Erik Ten Hag has done on many occasions this season was Casemiro. The Brazilian opened the scoring for his side and also marshaled the midfield while helping his defense keep another clean sheet. Many eyebrows were raised when the Old Trafford outfit agreed on a deal worth
€70 million to sign the then 30-year-old from Real Madrid last summer. However, he has quickly established himself as a key player and fan favorite. Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford in 2021, 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid, was one that excited the fans. However, his second stint with the Premier League giants quickly turned sour after a first season that saw him finish with 24 goals for an average United side.