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Erik Ten Hag Has Made An Early Manchester United Request After Wrapping Up League Title With Ajax

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Erik Ten Hag Has Made An Early Manchester United Request After Wrapping Up League Title With Ajax

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has made an early request from the club following the FA Youth Cup final win on Wednesday night.

While Ten Hag was celebrating wrapping up a third Eredivisie title after a 5-0 hammering of Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena, United's youngster lifted the Youth Cup for the first time since 2011.

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A record-breaking 67,492 fans piled into Old Trafford to see United beat Nottingham Forest 3-1, with Alejandro Garnacho notching a brace.

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Ten Hag was obviously busy with his final Ajax home game but according to Jeremy Cross from the Daily Star, the 52-year-old has asked the club to send him footage of the final.

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He wants to see some of the club's best young talents in action before linking up with them. At Ajax, a club with history of academy players, Ten Hag helped bring through the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek.

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As well as largely dominating the Dutch top flight, Ten hag also guided the club to the Champions League semi-finals during memorable run-in that saw them knock out both Real Madrid and Juventus.

He won 158 out of his 214 games at Ajax and will now embark on a new challenge at United, who have tasked him with rebuilding a broken club.

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Last night, Ten Hag received a special send off by the fans, players and staff - with former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, now Ajax chief executive, paying tribute on the pitch.

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“Erik.. sometimes I thought 'you are a weird man’. But you surpassed all expectations,” he said, as per The Mirror.

“Dominant football, semi-final [of the] Champions League, league titles. You will leave for a club that is close to my heart. I wish you all the best there. Thank you, Erik ten Hag!"

Ten Hag's final game as Ajax manager is against Vitesse on 15 May, before he begins his three-year contract at United.

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Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Eredivisie, Manchester United

Josh Lawless
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