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Legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson wishes new incoming Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag well

‘The club needs someone to get control’: Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wishes incoming boss Erik ten Hag well and hopes to see Dutchman bring the glory days back to Old Trafford

  • Sir Alex Ferguson has shared his views on the new Man United boss Erik ten Hag
  • The Scotsman insists ten Hag will have to get control of the Red Devils to win
  • The 80-year-old has wished the Dutchman well as he takes on the United job 

Manchester United‘s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted Erik ten Hag needs to get in control of the club if he wants to bring back the glory days, after his appointment was announced last week.

The Dutchman becomes the fifth permanent successor to Ferguson since the legendary Scot retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.

The Red Devils have struggled since Ferguson retired, having failed to win the Premier League since, and even going without a trophy since 2017 when Jose Mourinho’s won them the Europa League. 

Erik ten Hag has been appointed Man United boss

Sir Alex Ferguson has shared his views on ten Hag

Sir Alex Ferguson (right) has insisted Erik ten Hag (left) needs to get in control of Manchester United if he wants to bring back the glory days

Man United have failed to win the Premier League since Ferguson retired back in 2013

Man United have failed to win the Premier League since Ferguson retired back in 2013

The former boss was keen to wish ten Hag well, but had a strong message to the Ajax boss to get control of the club, when he appeared on RTE Racing in his capacity as co-owner of horse Clan des Obeaux.

Fergie told RTE Racing: ‘I hope he does well [Ten Hag], because the club needs someone to get in control.’

The 80-year-old went on to reveal he ‘hopes’ Ten Hag is the right man for the job

He added: ‘I hope he does well yeah.’

The former boss was keen to wish ten Hag well when he appeared on RTE Racing

The former boss was keen to wish ten Hag well when he appeared on RTE Racing 

Ferguson the co-owner of horse Clan des Obeaux was at Punchestown Festival to watch

Ferguson the co-owner of horse Clan des Obeaux was at Punchestown Festival to watch

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all failed to succeed at Old Trafford.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has not found life in the hot seat any easier for the second half of the current campaign, as they currently sit sixth in the Premier League.

United look set to miss out of Champions League football next season as a top four finish is now looking unlikely with just four matches left to play.

It feels a long time since the glory days when Ferguson led United to 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues and a host of cup victories in his 27-year spell.

But the Red Devils have struggled to keep up with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea ever since. 

Commentary legend Des Scahill added: ‘Well, we were spoiled; this man [Sir Alex] gave us so many great days. We’re suffering at the moment, but we keep the faith.’

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