Football Today, May 26, 2023: Gary Neville praises Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag

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ten out of 10

Gary Neville believes Erik ten Hag has had a “10-year career” at Manchester United in his first season as manager.

The Dutchman’s Red Devils beat Chelsea 4-1 on Thursday night to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.

It’s been a difficult debut campaign for the former Ajax manager, with uncertainty over club ownership and setbacks on the pitch, including a 7-0 thrashing at bitter rivals Liverpool.

Neville said: “I think he has shown that he has the confidence and the authority to be able to make big decisions.

“That is something that has instilled in everyone. Harry Maguire has not been an easy situation.

“The takeover continues steadily with the Glazer family dragging it to the end. Big losses at Liverpool, 7-0, Brentford, 4-0, recruiting, big question marks.

“He’s had a career of five, 10 years as Manchester United manager in one season and he’s handled it very well, he’s shown he has the ability to deal with it.”

“What he has to do now is move forward next season under new owners, hopefully progress like Jurgen Klopp did with Liverpool to hopefully one day win a title.”

dazzling dortmund

Marco Reus hoping to lead Borussia Dortmund to their first Bundesliga title since 2012
Marco Reus hoping to lead Borussia Dortmund to their first Bundesliga title since 2012

Borussia Dortmund have released their new 2023-24 home kit, which will debut in the Bundesliga season finale against Mainz on Saturday.

A win will see Edin Terzic’s team overtake Bayern Munich for the national crown.

The stylish yellow and black jersey is the result of a fan design contest that drew more than 15,000 submissions.

Team captain Marco Reus was part of the panel that whittled it down to nine innings, with the winner then decided by public vote.

The PUMA Jersey features a striking silhouette from the club’s iconic Signal Iduna Park stadium and is made from 100% recycled polyester.

Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer said: “We are proud to offer our fans the opportunity to design the club’s kit for the 2023-24 season and involve them in this process.

“The stadium’s iconic silhouette and sheer number of performances exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to seeing our fans at the Yellow Wall wearing the jersey next season.”

chaotic spurs

Harry Kane is being linked with a move away from Tottenham
Harry Kane is being linked with a move away from Tottenham

Jamie Redknapp urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham after the club’s tumultuous 2022-23 season.

The England captain has enjoyed a stellar campaign from an individual perspective, scoring 28 Premier League goals.

But former Spurs midfielder Redknapp believes now is the time for the striker to jump ship amid interest from Manchester United as his contract expires at the end of next season.

He said: “These are the facts, the Spurs are a disaster. If you are Harry Kane with a year to go, this is the time to go. He has to press now.

“United could get someone, they missed Man City a few years ago, right now they need to push with a year on their contract to go anywhere.

“Tottenham is like a social experiment in how far you can push your fans before they completely lose their minds. They need to do something, nobody wants to lose Harry Kane, he’s been amazing but he deserves better.”

chelsea fight

Chelsea have lost eight of their last 10 games in all competitions.
Chelsea have lost eight of their last 10 games in all competitions.

Carney Chukwuemeka was very honest in his assessment of Chelsea’s season after their 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United.

The 19-year-old started in midfield alongside Enzo Fernández and Conor Gallagher when Frank Lampard named the Blues’ youngest starting XI in the Premier League.

After the match at Old Trafford, which leaves the West Londoners 12th in the table, Chukwuemeka said: “We are in a difficult period.

“There have been a lot of transitions and changes, but it’s clear we’re not playing well enough at the moment. We need to give a lot more for the badge.”

“We’re in a tough period and we need to get out of this and get better. We have one game left this season and we need to give the fans something to smile about.”

“We need to finish this season on a winning note to go into the summer, then come back in preseason with a different focus and a different mindset to do better.”