Brighton defender Joel Veltman believes that Erik ten Hag and Manchester United are a perfect match after the former was announced as the manager. Veltman was part of the Ajax squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League where they had knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus before losing to Tottenham Hotspur with the last kick of the game. Veltman believes that his former manager will formulate a plan which has to been lacking at the club.
“I think it’s a good choice only because he’s tactically really good, and I think that’s the most important thing that they need right now,” Joel Veltman said about Erik ten Hag. “They have the major players, every player showed already they are amazing and can perform well in this league at the highest level, so they just need a gaffer who is like, ‘Guys, you have to do this, this, and this.’ He needs time of course, but I think he’s probably the perfect match. Hopefully, he (Ten Hag) will make a team of them. Like OK if you go there, I will go here. Like a harmonica, they call it in Holland so it’s like no loose ends anymore, so hopefully, he will do that next season.”
“He came from Ajax, next season to United, so he did it step by step, and he is still learning,” he added. “You are still learning every game but he is still learning as well I think. Hopefully, he will get the time, and he can get to show the players, directors, everybody, and the fans that he is the guy and of course, he needs results. As a gaffer you need results and hopefully, they will come to him but I think it will be fine actually.”