Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has identified his first major target at the club. Ten Hag enters Old Trafford on the back of United’s worst Premier League season in history, but he has outlined what he understands is his first task after taking charge.
The Red Devils’ sixth-place finish on 58 points confirmed their absence from the Champions League next season. Tottenham Hotspur have taken their place in Europe’s elite competition after edging Arsenal to fourth, joining Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea as England’s representatives.
Speaking to United in his first official interview as boss, Ten Hag has confirmed he plans to spearhead a return as a priority. The Dutchman explained that while the club have to accept the current lowly situation they find themselves in, it’s important to get back to where they ‘belong’.
He said: “I said this is the project, to bring Man United back on top, but also we have to accept the current situation we are in. First of all, Man United belong in the Champions League, so that will be the first target.”
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