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"I want..." - Erik ten Hag makes remarkable Sir Alex Ferguson claim that should excite Man Utd fans

Ryan Smart

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"I want..." - Erik ten Hag makes remarkable Sir Alex Ferguson claim that should excite Man Utd fans

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag made an ambitious claim relating to Sir Alex Ferguson after his side defeated Newcastle to win the Carabao Cup.

United won their first trophy under Ten Hag by winning 2-0 in normal time at Wembley, with a Marcus Rashford strike and an own goal from Newcastle defender Sven Botman sealing the victory.

It was the club's first trophy in nearly seven years, and one of four trophies that they could still potentially win this season.

United lifted the trophy in front of legendary former boss Ferguson, who was in the directors' box alongside current and former chief executives, Richard Arnold and David Gill, and co-owner Avram Glazer.



Speaking after the match to Sky Sports, Ferguson spoke of his pride at watching Ten Hag manage his former club to glory: "United is based on success. He's going the right way about it.

"His signings have been really good, I think that was important, and he's got a grip of the club, which is really big for him.

"When you come to United, you try to get off to a good start right away and he's doing well."


Now, Ten Hag has made his ambitions clear when it comes to future success for United.

Man Utd boss Ten Hag makes Ferguson claim

Speaking after the game, Ten Hag said he wants the team to create its own legacy, following on from the legacy left by Ferguson when he retired from management in 2013.

The Scot won 38 trophies (one shared) during his near 27-year stint at Old Trafford, and United are yet to win a Premier League or Champions League since his departure.


Ten Hag told BBC Sport: "Maybe it was a risk [to move to United last summer] but I just love United.

"When I see our shirts, when I see the boundary with the fans, when I see Old Trafford, when I see the legacy like Sir Alex left, so many big players were developed in United teams and it leaves a big impression.

"We want to do the same. This team wants to make its own history, its own legacy and when this opportunity came I thought, this was the right club for me, I want to be part of it."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Sir Alex Ferguson, Carabao Cup

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