Despite having taken over Manchester United only last summer, Erik ten Hag has already achieved significant success with the club.
Manchester United was facing challenges when Erik ten Hag took over as their manager, but he has since restored the team’s form and turned them into one of the leading clubs in Europe again.
Thanks to the efforts of manager Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United is currently ranked fourth in the Premier League and is expected to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Moreover, they ended their six-year trophy drought when they won the Carabao Cup in February.
While more trophies could yet follow this season as they are in the quarter-final of the Europa League and the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Erik ten Hag has gained a huge following among Manchester United fans, thanks to the team’s on-field success under his leadership.
Ten Hag’s friendly demeanor and approachability with fans off the pitch have also contributed to his immense popularity among Manchester United supporters.
Recently, a video surfaced on social media that showcases just how much Erik ten Hag values the club’s fans and the time he is willing to spend with them.
Watch it below…
So glad this man is our gaffer #MUFC ❤️🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/wU9eFsaW4e
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) April 12, 2023
A young Man Utd fan was waiting outside Carrington and Ten Hag kindly stopped to greet him.
“Erik I made you a crown,” the youngster says, before taking it off his head and giving it the United manager.
The youngster then asks: “Guess who my favourite player is?”
In a heartwarming moment, Erik ten Hag was able to correctly identify Alejandro Garnacho’s scarf and sang along as the young United fan performed a rendition of the Argentine’s song.
After their brief performance, Erik ten Hag replaced the young fan’s crown and they took some photos together before the manager departed.
The heartwarming encounter between Erik ten Hag and the young fan has gone viral, attracting over 2.2k retweets, 25k ‘likes’, and 1 million views as of the time of writing.
It was a touching display of kindness and class from Erik ten Hag, and the young fan was visibly thrilled by the experience. This interaction is sure to be a cherished memory for the young United supporter.
Man United continue their Europa League campaign on Thursday when they welcome Sevilla to Old Trafford for their quarter-final first leg clash.
United are the favourites to win the competition and will be looking for a resounding victory over the Spanish outfit, who are currently 13th in La Liga and in danger of relegation.
The Red Devils will not be at full strength, though, with Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw both missing out through injury.