Roy Keane backs Sir Alex Ferguson on what Erik Ten Hag needs at Manchester United

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Erik Ten Hag has taken over the charge of Manchester United and will take over from next season. However, Sir Alex is in favour of giving the Dutch coach greater control at Manchester United. This ingredient can make Ten Hag successful at Manchester, thinks the veteran manager.

Ten Hag is currently in charge of Eredivisie table toppers Ajax. He has been appointed as the Red Devil’s permanent manager last week. This brought an end to months of speculation which was doing the rounds in Manchester.

He has been appointed until the summer of 2025 with the option of an extra year. Ten Hag has huge task before him in the coming months. He has been given the task of bringing the team in track after a spate of bad seasons. He is said to be bringing a complete overhaul to the team. Moreover, Manchester United is said to be seeing their biggest summer in terms of transfer. Big changes to the team are expected.

What Roy Keane has to say about Manchester United?

United’s recruitment process have heavily been criticized. The decisions the board have taken were questioned heavily. Therefore, Sir Alex believes it is of utmost importance that Ten Hag gets the overall control over the club. The former United manager said,” Well, I hope he does well because the club needs someone to get in control. I hope he does well, yes.”

The problem for the manager, there you mentioned [Jurgen] Klopp and Pep [Guardiola] and [Thomas] Tuchel, what you want as a manager, if you can, is power and control at your club,” Keane told Sky Sports. “He (Ralf Rangnick) hasn’t got any power, he’s got no control.”

He also added, “They’ve got to back him and give him that power and control, and big decisions with the transfers. From what I hear over the last few years, there are people upstairs making the decisions on recruitment and it’s just backfiring all the time. The manager’s got to have a big say.

The former Manchester United legend agreed with Sir Alex’s admission that Ten Hag needs to given control. Moreover, he pointed out how Manchester City and Liverpool have benefited from having a manager who has entire control over the operations.

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