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Erik ten Hag insists he made the right choice joining Man United ahead of Sunday’s derby

Erik ten Hag insists he ‘100 per cent’ made the right choice by taking the Manchester United job… after Sunday’s derby rival Pep Guardiola previously tipped him as his Man City successor

  • Erik ten Hag has insisted he is happy with his decision to join Man United
  • The Dutchman left Ajax to take over a turbulent United squad during the summer
  • Pep Guardiola previously labelled Ten Hag as a potential successor to himself
  • The duo will meet for the first time in Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad

Erik ten Hag says he has no regrets about taking the Manchester United job instead of waiting to see if he was a candidate to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Guardiola, who worked with Ten Hag at Bayern Munich, claimed in April that the Dutchman ‘could be the one’ to succeed him at the Etihad.

As the two men prepare to face each other in the Manchester derby for the first time Sunday, Ten Hag insisted he is happy with his decision to leave Ajax for United in the summer.

Erik ten Hag took over the reigns as the new Manchester United boss during the summer

Ten Hag has led United to four consecutive wins after a torrid start to the season

Ten Hag has led United to four consecutive wins after a torrid start to the season

‘That’s a nice compliment,’ he said. ‘But I was 100 per cent convinced to choose Man United, with everything in it. I didn’t regret it for one second.

‘I admire Pep Guardiola a lot because he is not only successful, he is doing it in a certain way that really attracts people to football – that is really a reward.’

Man City boss Pep Guardiola previously earmarked Ten Hag as his successor at the Etihad

Man City boss Pep Guardiola previously earmarked Ten Hag as his successor at the Etihad



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