A stunning clip of Erik Ten Hag‘s high-pressing in full flow could be a glimpse into how Manchester United look next season following his appointment.
Ten Hag has officially been appointed Man United’s next permanent manager and will take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2022
The 52-year-old is known for his teams to play an attractive brand of football and a high-pressing game which he honed at Ajax.
The Dutch giants became famous for their relentless approach and implemented Ten Hag’s style perfectly in the Champions League.
His side stunned Real Madrid and Juventus before losing to Tottenham in the 20018/19 campaign.
And footage from their last-16 first leg clash against the Spanish outfit has resurfaced following Man United’s announcement of Ten Hag.
The video shows Ajax pressing Real, sprinting after every ball and smothering their opponents in a sequence that sums up Ten Hag’s methods.
It also features Donny van de Beek, who’s seen playing an influential role in the attacking third.
Okay Google, show me the perfect example of high-pressing football.
Unrelenting from Ajax 😳
Can Erik ten Hag bring this philosophy to Old Trafford? 🤔pic.twitter.com/HG3clwUz37
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 21, 2022
Ajax went onto lose the match, but smashed Real 4-1 in the second leg to book their spot in the next round.
Everyone associated with Man United will be hoping Ten Hag can bring his philosophy to the club amid a lack of identity over the years.
Ten Hag, whose penned a three-year deal at Man United, appears set to hand Van de Beek a lifeline following his nightmare spell at the club.
They spent time together at Ajax before the midfielder opted to leave Amsterdam for Manchester.
But he’s failed to make an impression, having barely featured under previous gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – with the 25-year-old enjoying game time at Everton.
Though he’s set to return to Man United, with Ten Hag believing Van de Beek can play a pivotal role moving forward.
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