If Erik ten Hag is named as Manchester United’s next manager, former striker Michael Owen believes he will bring the structure that the team urgently needs.
The Ajax coach, along with Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain, has been named as one of the frontrunners to replace Ralf Rangnick and succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.
United, who want to appoint a new manager before the conclusion of the season, are well aware of Ten Hag’s achievements at Ajax in recent years, and he is a name that has proven to be extremely popular among fans, who believe he would provide the credentials that United have lacked.
Fans feel Ten Hag is the best option to bring success back to Old Trafford since he is known for sticking to his principles and ensuring that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
That is a viewpoint shared by former United player Owen, who has stated that the team requires a manager with “structure,” admitting that he believes Ten Hag would be a good fit.
When asked if he believed Ten Hag would be a good fit for United, Owen told BT Sport, “I think he’d be terrific.”
“Manchester United, I believe, requires someone with organisation — this is how we’ll play rain or shine.
“I still watch Manchester United and have no idea what they’re attempting to do. I just watch them, and every game leaves me scratching my head.
“At Manchester United, there’s just something lacking.”