Erik ten Hag has been confirmed as the new manager of Manchester United.

After months of speculation, the Red Devils finally confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the Ajax boss would be taking over from Ralf Rangnick as the permanent replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Speaking to United’s official website, Ten Hag remarked: “It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead.

Ten Hag goes to Man Utd

“I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve.

“It will be difficult to leave Ajax after these incredible years, and I can assure our fans of my complete commitment and focus on bringing this season to a successful conclusion before I move to Manchester United.”

It’s an exciting time for the Old Trafford faithful with the appointment of Ten Hag promising to usher in a new era of long-term focus, attacking football and conservation of club morals.

What Ten Hag will bring to Man Utd

And naturally, in light of Ten Hag’s appointment, United fans are trying to get a better idea of how their style of play might look under the manager who has achieved so much success in Amsterdam.

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There are, of course, some fantastic tactical analyses that have been drawn up by plenty of content creators, but nothing quite compares to hearing from the man himself.

And we’re happy to report that you can indeed gain a level of insight into how Ten Hag likes to posture his teams due to a fascinating interview that he conducted with Ajax back in 2020.

What Ten Hag will bring to Man Utd

And naturally, in light of Ten Hag’s appointment, United fans are trying to get a better idea of how their style of play might look under the manager who has achieved so much success in Amsterdam.

There are, of course, some fantastic tactical analyses that have been drawn up by plenty of content creators, but nothing quite compares to hearing from the man himself.

And we’re happy to report that you can indeed gain a level of insight into how Ten Hag likes to posture his teams due to a fascinating interview that he conducted with Ajax back in 2020.

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Ten Hag’s tactical analysis at Ajax

Speaking from the middle of the Johan Cruijff ArenA pitch, Ten Hag gave a tantalising look behind the curtain of his footballing philosophy while breaking down five attacks from his Ajax side.

It goes without saying that we recommend watching the full video, but a particularly good edit that has re-emerged on Twitter – which we’ve corroborated the translation of – gives you a view of the highlights.

So, be sure to get a better idea of how United might play with Ten Hag in the dugout by checking out his thoughts on the Ajax side that he coached to pure brilliance down below:

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You’re feeling excited, aren’t you? We know you are.

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A perfect marriage?

There’s something about hearing Ten Hag preaching the virtues of high-pressing, off-the-ball runs and general attacking carnage that makes you think he’s exactly what United need right now.

Of course, we won’t know until he steps into the technical area on a wet and windy night in Burnley whether he’s got the minerals to succeed at United, but all the early signs are very promising.

If nothing else, you can’t help but get the feeling that Ten Hag is tuned into the same wavelength as the ‘United Way’ with attacking football and keeping one eye on the future at the centre of his vision.

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