“I’m sure they’re going to let him rebuild the squad because that needs to happen; I think the fans have to be a little bit patient”- Wayne Rooney on Erik ten Hag’s appointment as the new Manchester United manager
In a recent interview, Wayne Rooney opened up about the appointment of Eric ten Hag as the new manager of Manchester United. He stated that nothing is going to change overnight and asked the United fans to have some patience and faith in the new coach and his decisions towards the club.
Wayne further admitted that Manchester United is going through a difficult phase. Thus, ten Hag deserves time and patience from the Manchester United fans as he tries to build a better version of the team. The team might get results and challenge for the title in the next three years and the players and the new coach deserves support from the United fans.
“It looks like they’re going to give him a bit of time, from what I’ve seen. I’m sure they’re going to let him rebuild the squad because that needs to happen. I think the fans have to be a little bit patient with it because it’s not going to change overnight or as quick as you would like,” said Rooney.
“So they need to be a little patient, as long as they see progression and players working and playing for the shirt, with a view of maybe challenging for the title in the next three years. I think United fans need to be realistic with that and that’s what I’m sure the club is hoping for. I think it’s positive news today for Manchester United fans,” added the 36-year-old.
Manchester United appoints Eric Ten Hag to take over the charge from interim coach Ralf Rangnick after this season
Ralf Rangnick is set to leave the coaching throne and pass it on to Erik ten Hag, as the 52-year-old Ajax boss will join Manchester United for a three-year contract with an additional one year from next season.
Rangnick told in a press conference that ten Hag is a good choice for the team after his term as Bayern Munich under-23 coach and Ajax boss. He feels that the Dutchman would get a full pre-season and a number of players to be bought and transferred during the course of the season break. Rangnick is due to continue as a consultant for the Red Devils, supporting ten Hag in the future.