Erik ten Hag explains why he admires former Manchester United manager David Moyes

Erik ten Hag says David Moyes is a “great manager with a lot of skills” and that he admires him greatly for having the courage to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.

On Sunday evening, the Red Devils travel to east London in an effort to maintain their lead in the Champions League race, while the Hammers still require points to secure their survival.

Since moving to Old Trafford, Ten Hag has defeated Moyes twice, winning both times by scores of 1-0 in the Premier League and 3-1 in the FA Cup.

Though his time at Manchester United was unsuccessful, Ten Hag believes the Scot was brave to accept the challenge. The Dutchman has great respect for the Scot and the various jobs he has performed in the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag explains why he admires former Manchester United manager David Moyes

Ten Hag responded, “It’s hypothetical, so you’ll never know,” when asked if it would be simpler to take over the Red Devils years after Ferguson left rather than trying to replace the legendary player.

“However, it is evident that taking over for Sir Alex will be a huge challenge and a very challenging job to perform.

“I think I admire him so much because he did it and had the courage to do it. In addition, he has a lot of experience managing Premier League clubs, making him a great manager with many talents.

“I am aware that my team must perform at its peak on Sunday. If we want the outcome we need, which is a win, we must play to the fullest extent possible.”

Moyes praised Ten Hag’s work with United this season, saying, “I think he’s approached it in a really good way, he’s had a good response and he’s getting Manchester United much closer to the places where they all hoped they may be.”

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Erik ten Hag explains why he admires former Manchester United manager David Moyes

After Manchester United’s Premier League loss to Brighton, Jamie Redknapp criticized the team’s road performance and mentioned the player Erik ten Hag ‘really missed.’

The Champions League hopes of Manchester United were dashed in a rematch of last month’s FA Cup semifinal as Alexis Mac Allister’s late penalty gave Europe-chasing Brighton a 1-0 victory.

Before Brighton was given a penalty for a handball by Luke Shaw in the final seconds of the Amex match, it looked like a goalless draw would result from the match.

The Seagulls were celebrating this time around as Mac Allister sent David de Gea the wrong way with an emphatic spot-kick to secure the three points. Last time around, Manchester United defeated Brighton on penalties in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

United maintains its position in fourth place in the Premier League, four points ahead of Liverpool in fifth, while Brighton moves up to sixth place, four points back of Jurgen Klopp’s team.

After the loss on the south coast, former England midfielder Redknapp criticized Manchester United’s road performance and claimed that Christian Eriksen was’really missed’ by the team.

Eriksen, who had played in seven games over the previous 23 days, was listed on the substitutes’ bench against Brighton but was not chosen to make an appearance.

On Sky Sports, Redknapp said, “Manchester United didn’t do enough today”. In so many away games against quality opposition, “they’ve not done enough.”

“When you look at Brighton, you can see play patterns, movement, and comprehension. Manchester United are having difficulties in that when they are away from home.

“Erik ten Hag should undoubtedly put more effort into that. They’ve put on some strong performances at home. They’re having some trouble when they’re not at home.

“Christian Eriksen was a huge miss today. They are missing that serenity and quality when he isn’t playing. Without Eriksen, they really missed Fred’s ball control in those confined spaces.

They simply weren’t good enough today; Brighton was the superior team and deservedly earned the three points.”

While Brighton plays fellow relegation-fighters Everton on Monday night, Manchester United return to action on Sunday against West Ham.

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