There has been speculation of a distressed dressing room at Old Trafford and with change imminent, the squad are reportedly looking forward to the arrival of Dutch manager Erik ten Hag. Diogo Dalot recently revealed in an interview how the players are feeling about the incoming managerial changes in the summer and which Manchester United teammates are looking forward to a change.
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Ten Hag will arrive in the summer and take control of Manchester United after five superb years managing Ajax in the Netherlands. In his final season with the Dutch giants, he looks set to win his third Dutch title as his side sit in the top spot, four points clear of PSV Eindhoven in second place.
His challenge at United will undoubtedly be his toughest one yet, seeing as both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick have failed to qualify for football’s biggest stage whilst boasting some top talent.
Ahead of the Red Devil’s final home game of the season against London-based side Brentford, Diogo Dalot was questioned about the incoming manager and what the impression of his Manchester United teammates are. The full-back believes the clear vision over the managerial situation will benefit the club and its players as they hope to end the season on a high note.
“I don’t think you need to see a lot to know that he is a great manager,” Dalot told Sky Sports.
“What he’s done with Ajax is something outstanding. He plays very attractive football, I think every fan of United is excited to have a manager like this, and we as the players are as well.
“In our heads, it’s going to be clear who the manager will be next season and that’s good because we go for our break in our heads knowing who to expect. Then we will have time in pre-season to work together, get our ideas right and start the new season.”
The Portuguese player also referenced his want for fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at the club, despite no Champions League qualification, to be a figurehead in a new era on the red side of Manchester.
“His culture of working, his professionalism, his mentality…” is how Dalot described the goal-scoring machine Ronaldo in his interview.
Whilst Rangnick’s Reds sit in a disappointing sixth place, the rest of the season is still important – players are playing for their places under ten Hag’s reign next season.