Brighton defender, Joel Veltman has backed Erik ten Hag to succeed at Manchester United, insisting that no coach can do it perfectly.
Ten Hag, who is currently the coach of Ajax, will take charge at Man United this summer.
The 52-year-old will replace Ralf Ragnick at the end of the season and Veltman said that the Dutch manager is one of the best in the world but admitted that he needs to learn at Man United.
“It’s a great move to go to Manchester. Tactically, he’s really one of the best (coaches) I have worked with, so hopefully, he can bring it into the (United) team next season. There will be no gaffer who, from week one, will do it perfectly. He needs to learn as well, so hopefully, he will get the time. United have amazing players, right? They showed it year after year. So, hopefully, you can build a nice team, a big team, who can work together, and then they can do great stuff,” Veltman was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying.
He continued: “Yeah (he made us better players), especially against big opponents. I think we showed that in the Champions League run that we had three years ago. He knew where the weaknesses were in the big opponents. Sometimes, you don’t need to be the better team, but if you are a team, you can have great results.”