Forget Erik ten Hag and Pochettino – Saha claims this manager will earn the respect of Manchester United players

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has questioned whether Erik ten Hag is ready to take on the job at Old Trafford – believing Zinedine Zidane will immediately earn the respect of the fractured squad.

“He has quality for sure, the Dutch people are very knowledgeable about football,” Saha told Metro.

“But I’m sorry, it is a different animal. Ajax is a trampoline for big clubs. They are respected in world football but they are not in that league. This is not Milan or Real Madrid.

“I am sure that most of the players would not know him. Managing this club is a different thing. We have seen some big names come in and they didn’t make it.

“Jose Mourinho is one of the biggest in world football, he brought results in terms of winning trophies but we claim it was an unsuccessful spell.”

“I like the idea of Zinedine Zidane because he will get the respect,” Saha added.

“The problem is the Premier League is so difficult and so hard to adapt to that even he will struggle a little bit I think. The Premier League is a different thing he has never experienced.”