In the closed part of Friday’s press conference with Erik ten Hag, the summer transfer window, club rebuilding and home form were among the topics discussed, among others.
When it comes to the transfer market, Ten Hag clearly has a brighter vision for next summer, compared to last year.
– I see a big difference compared to last year. Then the players were more reserved when I talked to them. Now many players see the project, what is happening, the dynamics and ambitions of this project, and the quality in particular. He says they are very interested to come, I learned it.
Players seemed to be more conservative last year. There was a lot of skepticism when we interviewed players. This year, many really good players would like to come here, he says.
– on the right track
In Ten Hag’s first season as United manager, he led the team to the League Cup, the FA Cup Final against Manchester City at the beginning of June, as well as the current fourth place in the league with four matches remaining in the season. .
Not everyone feels the same, however, and the Dutchman makes no secret of the fact that he faces high expectations as a club manager.
Expectations are higher here, but we also have to realize where we were last season and the last few seasons. We must rebuild and rebuild.
– We are in the process and are on the right track. You can see it in the way we play, we’re more proactive. You can see how we’ve already won one title, and we’re also in another final. I think we are heading in the right direction and we are also in the top four at the moment and we have to stay there.
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– Of course we have to improve every day, so we have to work and improve. These are the demands of everyone at this club, the staff and players in particular, but also everyone else.
Will the good home trend continue?
On Saturday, Wolverhampton will visit Old Trafford, where United have shown very good performances this season.
– We know we are very strong at home. This is not a good place for dissidents to come.
We have confidence here, we have faith, and especially when we can create something with the masses. But it always starts with the quality of our gameplay, so it’s our responsibility to do that.
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