De Ligt provides insight into coaching methods of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag

Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt has shed some light on the coaching style of Manchester United’s new manager, Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag took the United job back in May, leaving Dutch powerhouse Ajax, with whom he had enjoyed great success both domestically and in Europe.

United, though, are a very different animal to Ajax. Ten Hag comes to Manchester at a time of crisis. The club are in need of a serious rebuild after finishing 2021/22 with their lowest ever points total in a Premier League campaign.

The Red Devils also appear to have a fractured dressing room, resulting in inside information being leaked to the press on a regular basis.

In addition, ten Hag will have to deal with some unjustifiably big egos during his first season at the club.

And now, ahead of the 2022/23 campaign getting underway, de Ligt, who worked with ten Hag during a very successful period at Ajax, has provided an insight into the type of coach the Dutchman is:

"He is someone who loves his job and he loves to work," said centre-back de Ligt.

"He’s really into the details. This makes him a really good trainer. He has a lot of qualities (to succeed). We will have to see how he goes."

De Ligt also spoke briefly on Frenkie de Jong, who has been linked with Manchester United recently but is currently on international duty with the Netherlands alongside his ex-Ajax teammate.

"He’s an amazing player and everybody knows how important he is for the team,” the Juventus man said of de Jong.

"But he’s not said anything (about a transfer)."

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