Manchester United Made a Mistake Of Hiring Erik ten Hag Instead Of Graham Potter According To Pundit Paul Merson

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Manchester United should have brought in new Chelsea Manager Graham Potter at Old Trafford rather than Erik ten Hag according to Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson.

Manchester United Made A Mistake Of Hiring Erik ten Hag Instead Of Graham Potter According To Pundit Paul Merson

Ten Hag joined Manchester United from Ajax this mid-year, while Potter changed from Brighton to Chelsea last week, after the unexpected termination of Thomas Tuchel’s contract.

The beginning under Ten Hag was an extreme one as his team recorded two losses in their initial two games, nonetheless, they presently appear to have turned a corner as they are right now on a four-game dominant streak in the Premier League, beating Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester, and Arsenal.

Merson claimed that the Red Devils slipped up with their administrative decision over choosing Ten Hag over Potter.

In his segment for SportsKeeda, Merson said: “I think it was a really strange decision to sack Tuchel, but Graham Potter is a manager I really like.

“Working at this level is a different ball game, but Potter has shown in his time with Swansea City and Brighton that he’s more than capable of creating teams that can go toe-to-toe with the best in the business.”

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“I’ve said before that Manchester United should have got him ahead of Erik ten Hag and I stand by that statement.

“But he’s set to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge now, and it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.”

Chelsea attracted Potter away from Brighton last week after apparently consenting to pay Brighton around £20 million.

Potter has been intriguing many fans all over the world after turning a Brighton side that were playing to survive relegation into a group that is pushing for a top-four place.

Brighton dealt with a few significant wins last season, with the most well-known one being a 4-0 win over Manchester United at the Amex.

As it stands, Potter has at last been allowed to dazzle more at perhaps one of the greatest clubs in English football history.

Manchester United Made A Mistake Of Hiring Erik ten Hag Instead Of Graham Potter According To Pundit Paul Merson

Upon his landing at Stamford Bridge, Potter communicated his pleasure.

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He told Chelsea’s official website that: “I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club. I am very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players and developing a team and culture that our amazing fans can be proud of.

“I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton & Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity and in particular Tony Bloom and all the players, staff and supporters for their continued support during my time at the club.” 

Will Erik ten Hag succeed at Manchester United?

Football legend Ruud Gullit has cautioned Manchester United director Erik ten Hag that he should adjust rapidly to English football assuming he is to prevail at the club.

Ten Hag has recently made a promising beginning to life at Old Trafford with a line of good exhibitions in pre-season.

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Unfortunately, Ten Hag’s Manchester United lost their initial round of Premier League games this season to Brighton at Old Trafford, which has prompted a flood of criticism.

Gullit, who captained the Netherlands to the 1988 European Title, said that while Dutchman Ten Hag has good characteristics as a manager, he should ensure he makes Manchester United a winning team again.

What have United won in the last 10 years?

The club has gone through a colossal groundbreaking change over the most recent decade. After the takeoff of its best director to date, Alex Ferguson, the club has had seven distinct coaches.

The change is additionally reflected in the club’s honors, with the number of prizes won over the most recent decade essentially lower than in earlier years.

The following are the prizes won by Manchester United from 2012 to 2022:

  • 1 Premier League: 2012-13
  • 1 UEFA Europa League: 2016-17
  • 1 FA Cup: 2015-16
  • 1 EFL/ Carabao Cup: 2016-17
  • 1 Community Shield: 2016

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