Erik ten Hag speaks out on his Manchester United future following Sir Jim Ratcliffe takeover
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 23
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Erik Ten Hag are ‘aligned’ in their vision for Man Utd (Photo: Getty)

says he does not feel any more pressure to deliver for following the arrival of new co-owner .

Earlier this week, , paying £1.3billion for a 27.7% stake in the  giant.

The INEOS owner is already hard at work assembling a behind-the-scenes team that can get the Red Devils back to the top of English and European football.

But there have also been plenty of rumours about and who was hired in 2022.

The pressure on the former Ajax boss has increased significantly this season after United were embarrassingly knocked out of the Champions League group stage, while they now face a big fight just to finish in the top four.

But Ten Hag is confident that he can deliver for Ratcliffe and, speaking in his pre-Fulham press conference, claimed that the British billionaire has ‘absolute’ faith in him.

He said: ‘We are very aligned. We have the same ambition. We belong there [], we believe, we have to prove it.

Man Utd host Fulham on Saturday (Photo: Getty)

‘We speak a lot, there are many conversations with him, with Dave Brailsford about this club, about this team, about the structures, we are very aligned, it totally fits with ambitions I have, ambitions I had when I came in.

‘I’m 19 months in and I see we are going in the right direction. We have had setbacks in the second season but you see the team coming, the squad developing, work hard on the training pitch, work hard during games.

‘It’s important to have players fit but also to construct the squad, we will be strong and we will be even stronger when we add to this squad even more qualities.’

Asked if there was more pressure on him now than before, Ten Hag added: ‘That will always be the case [more pressure] but I see the process and I see this team is developing, it’s progressing.

‘I see we have now also the right age across the squad, we can make that even stronger and they will grow and we will do everything in our power. There is strong competition.

‘Every game is a final for us because we have to be in the Champions League, the players want this, the team want this but we have to believe.’

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