Man United legend Wayne Rooney lists three things Erik ten Hag has changed to turn Red Devils into Premier League title contenders
Wayne Rooney has listed what three things Erik ten Hag has changed to turn Manchester United into title contenders.
The Red Devils sit third within the Premier League and discover themselves in a doable title race, eight factors behind league leaders Arsenal with 14 video games to go.
Ten Hag has overseen a revolution at United
Whereas it will be unlikely that they gained the title, it’s a mark of the progress made beneath Ten Hag, who solely joined in the summertime.
At current, United look unstoppable and have misplaced as soon as in simply 20 matches – together with knocking Barcelona out of the Europa League – whereas they face Newcastle within the Carabao Cup remaining on Sunday afternoon.
And membership legend Rooney reckons that’s down to Ten Hag and went on to element what the Dutchman has changed to turn the Red Devils into title contenders.
The DC United boss informed ESPN: “I believe he’s changed the mindset and the arrogance and perception of the gamers, that they’re really a superb staff, and I believe individuals are beginning to see that this season, and so they’re in a superb place.
“He’s precisely what Manchester United have wanted for a couple of years now.
“They’re 5 factors off the highest spot (earlier than Arsenal’s win at Leicester), you understand there’s nonetheless quite a lot of video games to go… so that you by no means know.”
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One of United’s star performers this year is Marcus Rashford, who has already beaten his best goal tally in a season with 24 to his name this term.
His goalscoring antics even saw him beat an old Rooney record at Old Trafford and the former England international has nothing but praise for the 25-year-old.
Rooney added: “He’s doing fantastic. He’s a top player, and he’s shown that early in his career.
“He had a bit of a dip over the last couple of seasons so it’s important to go back to his strengths.
Rashford has been in wonderful type
“Being direct, being aggressive, being assured in entrance of aim, and I felt he wasn’t assured for some time really, however this season he’s again to his greatest.”
United won’t contemplate them in a title race this season regardless of being shut behind Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis however their type has been good in latest months.
They’ve gained 28 video games this season – greater than every other membership in Europe’s high 5 leagues – and are one of many favourites to win the Europa League.