Man United news: Jurgen Klopp makes Erik ten Hag prediction as David de Gea reacts

Manchester United have got their man.

Erik ten Hag has been confirmed as the coach who will take charge from next season and, while the Ajax boss is taking up a prestigious position at Old Trafford, there’s no denying it’s also a perilously difficult assignment.

Talk has naturally been about the future since Ten Hag’s acquisition was confirmed, but United also have to look at the present. On Saturday lunchtime, they travel to Arsenal knowing a win is needed to keep alive their slender hopes of finishing in the top four.

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Klopp makes United prediction

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Ten Hag can help to trigger a resurgence at United during his time as manager.

The Merseyside outfit showcased their class on Tuesday with a 4-0 dismantling of the Red Devils and offered the new boss an indication of how much work needs to be done to catch the best sides in the country.

Klopp was asked at his press conference on Friday whether he believes the arrival of the Dutchman will help United get better in the coming months and years. “Probably, yes,” he said. “What can I say? They know now what they want to do in the next few years and can start planning for what they want to do for the future. That’s it.”

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De Gea provides player reaction

United goalkeeper David De Gea believes the club have made an exciting appointment in Ten Hag.

De Gea has been one of the few United players to perform well over the course of this forgettable campaign, rediscovering the form he showcased earlier in his United career. The Spaniard has spoken about what he believes the Dutch coach can bring to Old Trafford in terms of leadership and playing style.

“Very excited the club has made the decision so now we all know,” he said. “We know what he has done for Ajax, he has nearly been in a Champions League final, won titles and he develops players, so I’m very excited. I think he plays very good football. Now we have to be focused on the last games but we are excited for this.”

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David de Gea

David de Gea has been a standout performer for Manchester United
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Janssen offers Ten Hag insight

Utrecht captain Willem Janssen has provided an insight into what United can expect from Ten Hag, noting that he is a football pragmatist as well as a purist.

Under his guidance, Ajax have been able to play some spectacular attacking football, which is obviously something the Old Trafford crowd want to see brought to Manchester. However, the suitability of the current Red Devils squad to play that way has been questioned.

Janssen believes that Ten Hag will play the style of football needed to get the best from the players at his disposal, though.

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