The ex-Utrecht chief is set to be given the scope to significantly remould his playing squad this summer in a bid to get United firing again. However, it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to lure his preferred targets to the club in the wake of their spectacular collapse over the past 12 months.
And Keys has also suggested that the methods that Ten Hag has employed at Ajax are not guaranteed to work at Old Trafford. And he fears that Ten Hag could struggle to handle the big-name players at the ailing club. He continued: “Ten Months has got his work cut out and I fear he’ll go the same way as the others.
“Good luck with that at Carrington, Erik. ‘Er – Ronnie (Cristiano Ronaldo). You’re standing in the wrong position. You too, Bruno (Fernandes). And you Marcus (Rashford)’. I think not. As I said last week – big players at big clubs are different. They need handling differently. They’re not impressed by whiteboards and crayons.”