Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

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Incredible result for him. Shows his strength and current standing at the club. Also means he now gets the second half of the season with much less drama.
 

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He’s probably won the biggest player power battle he’ll ever have to manage.
I just can see any angle where he did wrong. He handled it really well, could have quite easily publicly criticised the player but he kept everything toned and professional. It also sets a demand for the rest of the squad even the players with the biggest profile will be benched, substituted and suspended if they don't perform.

Football is already a really privileged game for those who make domestic championship / premier league level. There are hundreds of thousands and probably worldwide millions who don't make it and there are players today who don't humble themselves by assuming they without the right application should play. Credit to the club where credit is due if Woodward was here Ronaldo could have got an extension.
 

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Erik has dealt with Ronaldo in the same way Ferguson dealt with Roy Keanes departure from the club. A case of moving on now and timely reminder that no one player is bigger than the club or manager.
 

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Erik has dealt with Ronaldo in the same way Ferguson dealt with Roy Keanes departure from the club. A case of moving on now and timely reminder that no one player is bigger than the club or manager.
No doubt who the boss is now, if there ever was any.
 

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I think that is probably fair, but the manager made mistakes along the way too. He shouldn't have backed Ronaldo as much as he did post-Chelsea.
Of course he had to. It showed CR for who he truly is, despite several olive branches (on a sporting and human level) being shown to him.
 

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He’s showed all the squad who’s boss. No messing around or your gone!!! Love it! Someone like Solskjær would of offered him a new contract for that interview. Good to have a man in charge.
 

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Delighted for the manager! Hope the club rewards his patience with the whole Ronaldo shitshow by signing some players in January.
 

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No more excuses now. 250m in the summer plus potentially more in jan... top 4 a must?
 

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Stay ruthless, Erik.

Garnacho will play now. A lot and there's still room for a goalscorer, even two if Elanga goes on loan.
 

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Exceptionally well done. He behaved and acted like a true leader the whole time. Very good for him to move forward
 

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Be good to see his team thrive now that Ronaldo has moved on. As others have said, thought he handled the whole thing really well.
 

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I think that is probably fair, but the manager made mistakes along the way too. He shouldn't have backed Ronaldo as much as he did post-Chelsea.
I think he gave Ronaldo every chance, and that was part of it, and that's why everyone is now happy to see him go.
 

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I'm sure we'll now have Ronaldo twats join solidarity with the Ole twats to cause a ruckus here every time we lose a game.
 

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He dealt with Ronaldo and Maguire absolutely perfectly. Glad the Ronaldo chapter is finally over with.
 

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All we need now is Maguire to have a good World Cup so that his torpedoed reputation is put back together as a centre-back whose good for a certain level of club or a club who play a less progressive way, and we can recoup a good chunk of that £80m back.
 

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Of course he had to. It showed CR for who he truly is, despite several olive branches (on a sporting and human level) being shown to him.
I wonder whether the powers that be (i.e. the Glazers) would have been as ready to say goodbye to Ronaldo if he hadn’t been given those opportunities to show himself up.
 

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Now with probably the last dickhead primadonna out I'm really looking forward to the rest of the season. We'll play some nice football I reckon. Hope the board will buy him a new striker in Jan.
 

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It is hard to shake off that uneasiness. I just really want to see the manager be able to finish the quest, finally for the first time in a decade I can at least start to feel optimistic again. Praying the incoming powers have the sense to see the progress.
 

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Surely football isn't the best field to invest in. Why would a Yank consortium look to buy the club? It makes no sense.
 

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Ten Hag played this perfectly. You can't really fault any of his actions and Ronaldo came off looking like a prick.

I'm so glad we don't have to have the camera pan to the bench every time Ronaldo's there. He's more of an attraction than the actual football on the pitch.

No anxiety that Ronaldo needs to get subbed but the manager is can't sub him because he'll kick up a fuss and all the interviews will be about him for the next month.
 

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Surely football isn't the best field to invest in. Why would a Yank consortium look to buy the club? It makes no sense.
FSG took Pool's valuation from $X00M to $XB in ~7-8 years?

Same with City. The owners will make a decent sum if they decide to sell now.

Football has been a pretty good place to invest in over the past decade or so.
 

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FSG took Pool's valuation from $X00M to $XB in ~7-8 years?

Same with City. The owners will make a decent sum if they decide to sell now.

Football has been a pretty good place to invest in over the past decade or so.
Then why are the Glazers and FSG selling up?
 
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