EPL: Why players flop at Man Utd – Ten Hag

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag believes that certain players struggle to handle the immense pressure that comes with playing for the club.

However, he maintains that signing with the Red Devils remains the ultimate challenge for any footballer.

In support of this belief, Ten Hag has allowed Donny van de Beek to go on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt during the January transfer window. Additionally, Jadon Sancho is also expected to return to his former club Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Both Van de Beek and Sancho were highly regarded before their respective moves to Manchester United.

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Van de Beek, who was once included in the Ballon d’Or shortlist, joined the club for £35 million from Ajax in 2020.

Sancho, on the other hand, arrived at Old Trafford in a £73 million deal from Dortmund in 2021, having established himself as one of the most promising young players in Europe.

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But Ten Hag said: “That is always on those players and how much confidence you have in your capabilities, but I can tell you one thing; the Premier League is tough.

“Man United; that is tough to play there because it’s easier to play in almost any other team than Man United because the pressure is that high, always. You have to deal with that.

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“But if you have confidence in yourself, this is the best challenge and this is definitely the best club you want to be at as a player. It depends from player to player, and it depends especially on the character of the player, their personality.”

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