“He’s what Manchester United have needed for a few years now,” Wayne Rooney said of Erik ten Hag in an interview with ESPN.
“I’ve been down to the training ground quite a few times, especially in the [MLS] offseason when I was back home in England, and spoke to quite a few of the players.
“I know the players are enjoying working under him, which is always important, but he demands a lot of his players. I think he’s changed the mindset and the confidence and belief of the players, that they’re actually a good team, and I think people are starting to see that this season, and they’re in a good position.
“I think it’s important for any coach to create a good environment. … Sometimes it’s more difficult to do than it seems.
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“I think Ten Hag has managed to keep all the players engaged, and players coming off the bench are having an impact as well, so the culture and the character he’s getting off the players is what’s been needed for a while.”
Everyone can see the impact the Dutchman is having at United as the team finally looks like a team, not a set of individual players without any chemistry.
The Red Devils are looking to win their first trophy under Ten Hag today as they face Newcastle in the League Cup final.