Dmitar Berbatov has set a target for Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag in the new season. Dutchman Ten Hag is in his first season at Manchester United following his appointment this summer. He left his position as the Ajax Amsterdam manager to take up the managerial job at the Theater of Dreams.
On what to expect from Ten Hag in his first season as the Manchester United manager, Dmitar Berbatov told Betfair that it would be difficult for the Dutchman to lead Manchester United to the Premier League title ahead of teams such as defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Manchester United striker went on to say that the ideal target for Ten Hag is to get the Red Devils back to the Champions League plus winning a trophy. Manchester United have not won any trophy in five years with the last one coming in the Europa League in 2017 under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician led Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam in the final of the Europa League.
Dmitar Berbatov and other Manchester United fans were disappointed with the start made under Ten Hag after his team lost at home to Brighton and Hove Albion. German star Pascal Gross scored a first half brace to lead the Seagulls to a 2-1 away win over Manchester United. It was a famous win for the Seagulls who had not beaten the Red Devils in front of their home fans until their game last weekend. Gross scored his two goals within nine minutes with the second goal coming with six first half minutes left to play. Manchester United pulled one back in the second half through an own goal from Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister, but the Seagulls held on to take the three points.
Ten Hag will get the second chance for his first win as a Manchester United manager against London team Brentfordon Saturday evening as far as Premier League football is concerned.