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World surprise, ten Hag's disdain for United legend

By Liam Styles

Erik ten Hag has proven to be a coach who is capable of making tough decisions

Erik ten Hag has proven to be a coach who is capable of making tough decisions

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Since his arrival on the Manchester United bench, Erik ten Hag has proven to be a manager who is not afraid to make tough decisions regarding the players he has in the squad, and that has caused him a lot of problems, although in the end he seems to find a way to keep the team together.


The perfect example is what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo last season. Discussions, disrespect and an interview by the United legend led to the Portuguese striker's abrupt departure from the team in the winter transfer window, leaving the Red Devils without a reference up front.

What happened with Cristiano Ronaldo could easily have broken the locker room, as it was a team legend that Erik ten Hag was facing, but the Dutch manager showed a firm hand with his decision and in the end the group was strengthened, as during the second half of the season they had great results that allowed Manchester United to get into the next edition of the Champions League.

However, everything seems to indicate that the conflict with Ronaldo will not be the only one he will have with a legend of the team, as it has been rumored that his relationship with David de Gea is not the best of all, and that even ten Hag could be the reason why the Spanish goalkeeper leaves the club. In that sense David de Gea has not decided what his future will be, as he can choose to stay at Old Trafford or go to another team as a free agent.


Erik ten Hag's scorn for David de Gea

Manchester United's coach has reportedly told the Spanish goalkeeper that if he decides to stay in the team next season, he will have to accept a much less leading role than the one he is used to, as the arrival of André Onana is almost imminent, so David de Gea would be with one foot and a half out of the team.

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