Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says the team is going “in the right direction” with Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United porter David of Gea has said the Red Devils are going “in the right direction” below Erik has Hag.
The 20-time English champions have battled to challenge for major silverware since Sir Alex Fergusonthe departure of the year 2013, with a number of managers who had difficulty making their mark.
There have been positive signs this season under Ten Hag, however, with the team currently fifth in the Premier League table, three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.
Man United also reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup, with Burnley their opponents in the competition on December 21.
Meanwhile, the club will face Barcelona in a two-leg Europa League play-off in February for the right to progress in the competition.
De Gea has said his side are playing a different style this season under Ten Hag, and the Spaniard is confident the Red Devils can enjoy success under the Dutchman’s leadership.
“I think this year we want to dictate games and we want to have the ball,” De Gea told ANI. “We look to play from the back and press teams, pressing high in the opposition half. We try to keep the ball in the opposition half, try to score goals and win games.
“The start of the season was a bit rough. After that, we started playing excellent football, winning games.
“We had a new manager and new players, so we needed some time to find out how the manager wants us to play. But I think we are in the right direction winning games and playing really well.”
De Gea, having been left out of the Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup, is currently with the Man United squad in Spain preparing for their two mid-season friendlies.
The 20-time English champions face Cadiz in their first friendly on Wednesday evening before facing Real Betis on Saturday.
Man United will then return to England to prepare for their EFL Cup tie against Burnley on December 21, which comes six days before their next Premier League game against Nottingham Forest.
Club players who have seen their countries eliminated at the World Cup will gradually return to Carrington, but there are still several Man United representatives at the competition in Qatar.