Manchester United will be hoping to secure Europa League football on the final day of the Premier League campaign.
Erik ten Hag has outlined his ambitions to make Manchester United Champions League regulars as he gears up to take over in the summer.
The former Ajax boss departs Holland after leading the Dutch giants to three successive Eredivisie titles as well as European underdogs. However, he arrives at Old Trafford with the overhaul already underway with a number of high-profile boardroom departures as well as a reshuffle amongst the playing squad.
United’s second-place finish in the Premier League saw them qualify for the elite European competition but the 52-year-old will be watching on against Crystal Palace as the Reds need to match or better West Ham’s result to avoid slipping into the Europa Conference League place.
In his farewell interview with Ajax, Ten Hag declared his goal is to re-establish United back amongst Europe’s elite, he said : ” On those nights, I’ll be an Ajax fan and root for them. I would’ve liked to be active myself but sadly that’s not the case. [That will come later] That’s a must.
“The goal is to make Manchester United Europe-proof again, like we did with Ajax. Reaching the Champions League with Manchester United is a prerequisite.”