Erik Ten Hag's Reaction To Watching Tyrell Malacia For The First Time Is Brilliant, He Looks A Real Talent
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He is expected to cost in the region of £12.9 million, according to reports, as Erik ten Hag attempts to strengthen his squad ahead of the new campaign.
But it looks like United have swooped to hijack the deal. So what should fans expect from the full-back?
As you can see in the brilliant footage below, Ten Hag can be seen pointing at Malacia during the game. "That kid at left-back is amazing," he says, before asking his assistant to take notes.
Erik Ten Hag talking about Tyrell Malacia in a match vs Ajax pic.twitter.com/Tt7CSmCk9K
- MC (@UtdMicah) June 28, 2022
Later on in the clip, Ten Hag bemoans the fact that Antony was struggling in his battle against the Netherlands international. "Antony can't get passed," says the new Manchester United boss.
United fans were suitably impressed by his outing against the Eredivisie champions.
One commented on the clip saying: "This video makes me want Malacia and not want Antony," while another said: "Finally a left back who can defend."
A third wrote: "This shows the club are going for players the manager actually wants. Maybe things are changing after all."
Tyrell Malacia in a tweet:
He's a strong passer, has a good engine and good physicals across the board. Capable of beating a player. Made big strides positionally going forward this year.
He's rash in a challenge at times and does tend to wander a bit defensively
- Kees van Hemmen (@HemmenKees) June 28, 2022
Tyrell Malacia's Eredivisie season by numbers [32 games]:
85% pass accuracy
50 take-ons successful
36 chances created
35 fouls drawn
34 fouls committed
20 aerial duels won
Thoughts, #MUFC fans? :flag_nl: pic.twitter.com/ydpiy5XLQE
- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 29, 2022
As mentioned earlier, Malacia is set to become Erik ten Hag's first signing as manager, with a deal expected to be wrapped in the coming days.
Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen told Dutch publication 1908nl: "The agreement is there. We are now waiting for Tyrell [Malacia]. If he says yes, then a transfer to Manchester United is imminent."
A compilation of Malacia in action has been doing the rounds on social media of late, You can see why he is regarded by many as one of the Eredivisie's top talents,