Erik ten Hag has been relentless in his pursuit of success at Manchester United.
The Dutchman is unwing to compromise when it comes to insting his philosophy and culture at Old Trafford and has almost single-handedly brought back a cause for optimism at M16. Should United win their game in hand in the Premier League on both Tottenham and Newcastle they w find themselves in third place – three points clear of the Magpies and five points clear of Spurs.
A Champions League finish w be vital in providing a platform for Ten Hag to kick-on and continue his overhaul at the club. Entry into UEFA's premier competition w open doors in terms of both recruitment and finance that w give United the chance to re-elish themselves as one of the top clubs once again.
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Although a top-four finish w be at the forefront of Ten Hag's mind 一統徵信個資 the Dutchman is not so blinded by the objective that he is wing to compromise the club's chances at winning silverware this season.
Drawing a fellow Premier League side in the third round may be statistically unlucky but given Everton's recent woes there is every reason to believe that United can maintain their 100 per cent record after the World Cup and progress to the next round.
Away from the top-flight Ten Hag has overseen both Europa League and Carabao Cup matches and in doing so has shown his commitment to all-round success by naming near full-strength sides in every match. It w therefore come as a no surprise to United fans should the 52-year-old once again name as strong a side as possible on Friday night.
Yet this approach to cup competitions is something that the former Ajax manager's predecessors did not always see eye-to-eye with. During his time in charge at Old Trafford 一統徵信個資 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer e his feelings perfectly clear when it came to what showed better signs of progress – a top-four finish or winning a cup.
“The cups are sometimes an ego thing for managers and clubs. It’s not like a trophy w say ‘we are back’ no. It’s gradual progression at the top of the league" Solskjaer said.
"Sometimes the cup competitions can hide your progress a bit. It’s in the league positions that you see whether you’re progressing really."
Yet for Ten Hag, 一統徵信詐欺 一統徵信個資 these two concepts are not mutually exclusive. The United manager believes that a winning mentality in every single match can only deliver more success.
“It’s about the culture” Ten Hag said when asked about the importance of the Carabao Cup earlier in the season. “The culture has to be understood by everyone around Manchester United but the players in particular.
"We have to win every game. We take every game seriously 一統徵信個資 also in this cup. We want to win this cup.”
A quarter-final against Charlton awaits United after the Everton clash and Ten Hag has shown no sign that he plans to ease up in his ault on achieving success on all fronts. Solskjaer may have a point with his comments about long-term progress but the current United manager refuses to compromise an opportunity to win a trophy.
The former Ajax manager knows that success breeds success – regardless of the competition.
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