Manchester United’s players must support new manager Erik ten Hag or risk being sold.
That’s the opinion of former Red Devils midfielder Luke Chadwick, who wants to see far greater devotion from these players following a disastrous season under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Man United defeated 1-0 to Crystal Palace on the penultimate day of the season, giving them five losses in their final nine league games, with only two wins.
That is far from adequate for a club of this stature, and it will have served as a stark reminder of the task Erik ten Hag has at Old Trafford, with the Dutch coach in attendance to watch the final game away to Palace.
“I’m sure he’d be disappointed, but it wouldn’t have come as a surprise.” “I think he’ll look at that and think to himself, ‘I’ve got a tremendous challenge here to turn this around,'” Chadwick told CaughtOffside.
Nonetheless, Chadwick believes Ten Hag would like the challenge of this role since it will allow him to put his skills to the test on the highest platform following his impressive achievements at Ajax.
“He did fantastic things at Ajax, and now he’s coming to the best league in the world,” Chadwick added. “Man City and Liverpool are so far ahead because they have the two best managers in the Premier League, and I believe Ten Hag now has the chance to be among the greats and chase City and Liverpool.”
“To become a world great, he needs to play in a top league, thus this is his chance to repair a club that is slightly broken right now.” Looking past the faults, he has a lot of promise, and the club appears to believe in him. I believe he will like the responsibilities of this position.”
When challenged about the current United players’ apparent lack of effort under Rangnick, Chadwick stated that the attitude would have to alter under Ten Hag.
The ex-Red Devil wants to see the players fully buy into what the Dutch tactician is trying to do, and he insisted that any bad apples be kicked out.
“The challenge for the players should be to win him over,” Chadwick said. “Most of this roster has underachieved this season, and nothing will ever be accomplished if the club’s culture isn’t proper.” Everyone must pull in the same direction.
“It was always going to be difficult for Ralf Rangnick to get his ideas over as an interim manager, but now it’s critical that everyone believes in what Ten Hag is attempting to accomplish.” If there are ego issues, the only solution is to ship those guys out and start over — work with the proper players, and make sure the climate is right.
“Because even if it’s just one or two bad apples, there can never be a success.” Everyone at Liverpool and Manchester City believes in what their managers are doing.
“It is the players’ obligation to win over the manager, not the other way around.” This group of players hasn’t exactly been winning major titles like the Premier League and Champions League in recent years.”