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Erik ten Hag takes extra management at Man Utd

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Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has taken cost of the membership’s reserve workforce in an effort to create a extra viable pathway for children into first workforce soccer.

Ten Hag has loved a powerful begin to life at Previous Trafford, with the membership displaying a marked enchancment in performances this season underneath the previous Ajax supervisor. Man Utd head into the brand new 12 months in fourth place within the league, having received three video games on the bounce throughout the Christmas interval.

For the primary time in a very long time, Man Utd have additionally given their supervisor way more authority than the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have been ever given on the membership – one thing which was exemplified by Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Previous Trafford at Ten Hag’s behest.

That authority has been additional elevated lately because the Dutchman has additionally taken cost of the reserve workforce in addition to the primary workforce in an effort to create a clearer route first workforce soccer for academy graduates.

Explaining the position he’s set to take, Ten Hag stated: “For me, cooperation between all of the totally different departments is essential to get the appropriate tradition in a membership. Like at Ajax, after I entered Manchester United the reserve workforce was remoted.

“It was now not actually a part of the academy, nevertheless it wasn’t a part of the primary workforce both. I modified that instantly – simply as I did after I entered Amsterdam.

“At Ajax, the reserve workforce got here underneath the accountability of the supervisor. That was the one manner I might have affect on the circulate of younger, proficient gamers in direction of the primary workforce.

“In fact I nonetheless give the coaches freedom to work, however I additionally give them path, by saying for instance ‘I need that participant to begin making minutes in that place.’ So the ultimate accountability lies with me about how the second workforce performs and the circulate of gamers that goes from the reserve workforce to the primary workforce.”

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