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Rasmus Hojlund didn't hesitate when asked about Erik ten Hag staying at Manchester United

Rasmus Hojlund didn't hesitate when asked about Erik ten Hag staying at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United.

Rasmus Hojlund has given his thoughts on Manchester United's decision to keep Erik ten Hag as manager ahead of the 2024/25 campaign.

Ten Hag has come under intense scrutiny over the past few months after United recorded their lowest-ever Premier League finish.

Having secured Champions League football during his debut campaign in charge, the Dutchman would have been encouraged by the progress made.

But after a lacklustre 2023/24 campaign, it looked like Ten Hag's time at Old Trafford was all but over until the afternoon of May 25, when United recorded a surprise victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

It was not only a real confidence-booster for Ten Hag, but it appears Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team were won over by the performance.

Two-and-a-half weeks after the victory at Wembley, it emerged that Ten Hag would remain in charge following an end-of-season review.

United engaged in talks with other managers ahead of potentially replacing the Dutchman, including Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.

But the review saw him keep his job, with a new contract close to being finalised, according to Fabrizio Romano.

As an official announcement looks imminent, Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund has reacted to the news.

When asked to give his thoughts on the decision to keep Ten Hag by Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, the Dane said: "Very happy. He’s a very good coach and I’ve loved working with him this year."

Hojlund, a £72 million signing from Serie A side Atalanta, ended the 2023/24 campaign as United's top scorer with 16 goals in all competitions.

The Denmark international was also asked about his ambitions for the coming season. "I want to become even better and score even more goals," he said. "Hopefully we can win another trophy."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe was recently asked about his decision to keep faith in Ten Hag. "Erik? Because he’s a good coach. He was very good at Ajax," he said at The Times CEO Summit.

Ratcliffe was then cut off mid-sentence as the interviewer asked if the success of Manchester United comes down to the choice of coach.

Ratcliffe replied: “The man in the street likes to think that the coach is everything and that everything revolves around the coach, and maybe it did in the days of Alex Ferguson.

“But if you look at those 11 seasons at Manchester United we’ve had a whole series of coaches, and some of them are very good ones, we’ve probably had seven coaches and none of them have succeeded at all.

“You can’t prescribe the root of the problem to the coach. It’s the environment they’re working in. That’s where we are putting our efforts — the management, the practices, the quality of the people, all those types of things that we have to address at Manchester United — which is what we would do in [any] business.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - X/@Plettigoal

Topics: Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United, Premier League, Denmark