Erik ten Hag reveals what Manchester United fans have motivated him to do

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Erik ten Hag has revealed the commitment of Manchester United fans have motivated him to bring the ‘good times’ back to Manchester United.

The Manchester United boss has vowed to implement a ‘proactive’ style of football during his time at the club.

The Red Devils have not won a trophy since lifting the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017, our longest drought in four decades.

Ten Hag said: “I do feel they are really committed to this club, waiting for good times and they are really supportive of Manchester United. It’s good to see that and it motivates me even more.”

He added: “We want to play a proactive style of football – on the ball and off the ball. That is, trying to do that has to be our intentions and it’s now, firstly, the coaches bring it over to the team that we are, in every situation, proactive.

“We are brave and willing to have the ball, to give each other options. But also off the ball, to get the pressing style is what we’re working for together.”

Meanwhile, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has already warned current Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag about Cristiano Ronaldo.

He explained to the Daily Telegraph: “A coach and player may have their differences at a given time, but it ends there. I don’t have any problem.

“I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic. When a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what in my view could have been improved.

“And at this moment he didn’t take it very well because maybe he thinks he knows everything and the coach cannot help him to develop anymore.”