Manchester United has struggled with having a consistent manager since the retirement of the great Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. Since his retirement, Manchester United have just lifted three silverwares: the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal, the League Cup, and the Europa League under Jose Mourinho. After the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, and Raphael Varane in 2021, Manchester United were expected to challenge for titles last season but that was not the case, they struggled with consistency and also failed to qualify for the Champions League, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lose his job.
The Dutch coach, Erik ten Hag took over the managerial role at Manchester United replacing the former interim boss Ralf Rangnick. With the help of his analysts and assistant coaches, Ten Hag has forged a reputation for playing being a meticulous planner and he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to readying the players for matches.
As someone that loves to play around with formations, during his early years as a manager, he worked with a 4-4-2 formation, then moved on to a better 4-3-3 formation, which helped the Ajax team excel.