Jordi Cruyff says Manchester United appear to have made a good decision hiring Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag has made a strong start in charge at Manchester United and it has not gone unnoticed.

Former Manchester United winger Jordi Cruyff is impressed and believes the Red Devils have made a good choice of manager.

Cruyff is Barcelona’s sporting director and he hailed Ten Hag as a ‘new heir’ at Manchester United who could be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

The former Netherlands international was quoted by Voetbal Primeur talking about the club’s attempts to get back to the top.

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Jordi Cruyff compliments United’s choice

Cruyff said: “United has always had a good team over the years. If you look at player per player, you see that it is a good selection, so there has never been a lack of talent. Sometimes good players do not form a winning team.

“In the end it’s about finding the right balance and I think they have got a new heir in Ten Hag.

“It feels like a fresh start, I’m basing that on what I’m getting from the outside. It’s a tough challenge, but with enough time and patience and with the necessary actions in the transfer periods, I’m sure they will get back where they need to be.”

Ten Hag enjoyed huge success in his previous job at Ajax, and attempted to raid Cruyff’s Barcelona for his former player Frenkie de Jong in the summer.

In the end this move collapsed as De Jong simply did not want to leave, a stance he re-iterated in a Netherlands press conference this past week.

Erik ten Hag has just been nominated for the Premier League manager of the month award, after leading Manchester United to four successive victories.

United’s next league game is away at Manchester City, a match which really will put Ten Hag’s United to the test. But regardless of what happens in this one fixture, the early signs are very encouraging that the Red Devils are moving in the right direction.

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