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Erik ten Hag reveals talks with Ferguson, aims to build a new future

Erik ten Hag has revealed that he talks to Manchester United’s legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The great Scot is an iconic figure at Old Trafford. 

He retired in 2013, after winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

The 80-year-old still plays an important role at United, helping the club with important advice during times of struggle.

Ten Hag was quick to pick Ferguson over Arsene Wenger, clearly showing where his loyalty lies.

He said: “What (Arsene) Wenger did at Arsenal was great, his philosophy I really respect that, but Fergie built all of this.

“I speak with him, and we are happy with that, and so are his advisors, we are grateful but now we have to build a new future, that is also clear.”

Erik ten Hag wants to define his own era at Manchester United

The new boss respects the heritage of the Red Devils and Ferguson is a huge part of that.

He does not shy away from stating that he wants to build a ‘new’ future. 

This shows that he wants to imprint his ideology on his team. 

Ferguson left the managerial position almost a decade ago and football has changed so much since then.

Ten Hag is a modern manager, who likes to play high-intensity football.

This demands a high level of fitness, determination and passion.

The incomings in the summer transfer window demonstrate that the Dutchman has brought in players who can follow his ideas.

He is well aware of the qualities Lisandro Martinez, Antony and Tyrell Malacia bring to the squad from his time at Amsterdam.

Casemiro is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

He is a team player, who does all the dirty work at the centre of the park and distributes the ball to the more talented attacking players of this team.

Out of the six signings United have made this summer, five of them can go straight into the first team.

Ten Hag has his own ideas, and he is already implementing them strongly.