Jason Cundy compares Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been compared to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by former Premier League ace Jason Cundy. The ex-Chelsea defender does not feel a lot has changed since the Dutch manager’s arrival.
United’s Norwegian boss was relieved of his duties last year after a poor start to the 2021/22 season. The Red Devils then appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis till the end of the previous campaign. Subsequently, the Old Trafford side got the former Ajax head coach as manager.
“Do you know what? It looks like Ole is on the bench still. I look at this United team and in all honestly, I’ve seen no change…
“The only difference is the guy on the bench has a beard. You know what I saw on the bench? Ole Gunnar Ten Hag.”
Under Ten Hag, United went off to an abysmal start. We lost the first two games of the 2022/23 campaign to Brighton 7 Hove Albion and Brentford. The Bees scored four goals past us in the opening 35 minutes.
However, since then, the Dutch manager has turned things around. Ten Hag made a number of changes to the starting lineup, dropping the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire to the bench for the Liverpool game.
United won the North West derby 2-1. The Red Devils had been counted out before the start of the match. And the gaffer has persisted with similar starting lineups in the Premier League since then.
We have been underwhelming in recent weeks, though. Manchester City beat us 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium. United have been able to grind out wins against Omonia Nicosia and Everton. However, the Red Devils have not been convincing.
But the suggestion that there has been no improvement is not reciprocated by the supporters. It is evident that Ten Hag is trying to implement the ideas that made him successful at Ajax in Manchester.
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However, in order to completely get a hold of the style of play, most players at United will seemingly need time. Hopefully, The Dutch manager will be able to bring back some of the success that we had under the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson.