Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag faced questions on Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire and breaking the Man City-Liverpool dominance at his first news conference.
The Dutchman, who arrives from Ajax after winning three league titles in four years, travelled to London last week to get a head start on his plans for the new season, and has now finalised his backroom staff appointments with Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren confirmed on Monday morning.
Ten Hag gave little away in his first formal interaction with the British media, but here are some of the key topics he covered…
Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to provide goals for the team and describes Harry Maguire as a ‘great player’ in his first new conference as Manchester United’s new manager.
He was asked if Ronaldo fits into his project and he affirmed that he does and he would bring “Goals!”
Asked if Manchester City and Liverpool’s stranglehold on the Premier League title race under Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp could be disrupted, Ten Hag said he admires them both and they play really fantastic football. He added that an era can come to an end and is looking forward to battling with them.