‘Manchester United are the next level’ – ex-Ajax player says Eric ten Hager will enjoy challenge in England

Former Ajax and current Brighton defender Joel Veltman believes Eric Ten Haag will do well at Manchester United. The Dutchman will take over at Old Trafford in the summer, replacing Ralph Rangnick as head coach.

Veltman suggests United are the next step for the Ten Witch management. The 30-year-old defender also explained why 10 witches are perfect for the Red Devils ahead of the 2022-23 season.

In an interview with TalkSPORT, Joel Veltman was quoted as saying that his former manager was as follows:

“It’s going to be a challenge for him, but that’s what he likes. Ajax is big in football, but Manchester United is the next level – because of the media, the fans and everything around the club. But I think he Will do well. They need a manager who is tactically very good. So I think he will do well there.”

It is worth mentioning that Joel Veltman was part of Brighton who recently beat Manchester United 4-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Eric Ten Haag has had a successful time at Ajax. The 52-year-old tactician has guided the Amsterdam-based team to two Eredivise titles and two KNVB Cups during his tenure. Ajax are also on the verge of another league title this season. They are currently four points ahead of second-placed PSV Eindhoven with two games remaining in the season.

It is also worth mentioning that Eric Ten Haag led Ajax to the Champions League semi-final in 2019. However, they were beaten by Tottenham on that occasion.

At Manchester United, Eric Ten Haag will face a challenging task. The Red Devils will not play in the Champions League in Ten Haag’s first season in charge. That could hinder United’s chances of attracting key transfer targets as they look to rebuild under the Dutch boss.

Manchester United fight for Europa League spot

Manchester United’s disappointing 2021-22 campaign has resulted in them failing to secure a place in next season’s Champions League. However, as things stand, United are not even guaranteed a place in next season’s Europa League.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the table with 58 points from 37 games. Seventh-placed West Ham are just three points behind them in a game. The Hammers also have better goal difference.

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