Former Dutch footballer Rene Meulensteen says Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will need to win the EFL Cup to convey the membership “again to the place they belong” and feels reaching a ultimate will not be ok for him.
United defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 within the second leg of their semi-final to e-book a 1999 Wembley rematch with Newcastle.
“He completed it with Ajax by way of profitable issues and there’s one other one right here for Manchester United,” Meulensteen instructed BBC Radio 5 Dwell’s Soccer Every day podcast.
“He got here right here just for one factor and that’s to convey them again to the place they belong which is in finals however profitable them.
“What I like is plenty of managers would have complained concerning the schedule with eight video games in February however he says it is a bonus as a result of in a short time we play plenty of video games and I can inform the gamers the place they should enhance and get higher – I like that method.
“That’s what he will probably be telling the gamers, on a regular basis.”
February for Ten Hag’s aspect consists of two legs in opposition to Barcelona to succeed in the final 16 of the Europa League.
Former Premier League midfielder James McFadden, added: “When your workforce is taking part in nicely and profitable you simply need extra video games. You’ll be able to then make changes as you don’t have to attend too lengthy.
“That is the place Manchester United need to be. Though they needed to be within the Champions League they’re taking part in Barcelona which is a large check for them. They’re additionally a workforce in a rebuild however an enormous check and it’ll present them precisely the place they’re.
“For gamers you simply need to play video games and the larger the higher.”
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