Dutchman Ryan Babel has warned Manchester United players on what to expect from Erik Ten Hag after the Ajax Amsterdam boss was named the new manager at the club. The Galatasaray forward spoke to talkSPORT about the appointment of Ten Hag as the new Manchester United manager last month. According to Ryan Babel, Ten Hag demands a lot from his players and this could potentially lead to big problems if the players don’t adapt to his style of play.
Speaking further, Ryan Babel said he can see the comparison between Ten Hag and Pep Guardiola since both are linked to the Dutch style of football. Ten Hag was in charge of the reserve team at German club Bayern Munich when Guardiola was with the senior team. Manchester City manager Guardiola spent three years with the Bavarian giants before he left in 2016 to take up the Manchester City job.
The managerial job at Manchester United is widely regarded as one of the most sought-after, yet very difficult. Since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, Manchester United have had five permanent managers, but they have not been able to return the club to the glory days as witnessed under Ferguson.
Dutchman Ten Hag would be the next manager to try and get Manchester United back to where they can start challenging for Premier League and Champions League titles. For now, he has his work cut out with the current squad who are on course to finish in sixth spot on the Premier League table. The challenge for the Ajax boss is to take Manchester United to the level where they will challenge arch rivals Liverpool and city rivals Manchester City for the league title. Ten Hag is no stranger to league titles as he has won it twice at Ajax Amsterdam.