Erik ten Hague reveals his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hague has revealed he has spoken to Old Trafford legend Sir Alex Ferguson but is determined to write his own history at the club.

Ferguson retired in 2013 having won more trophies than any other manager in football history, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

The great Scot is immortalized in a statue outside Old Trafford, where both a stand and a nearby road are named after him, and in the nine years since then no United boss has succeeded Ferguson. Hasn’t come close to taking the place.

The 80-year-old remained at Old Trafford in his retirement, choosing his immediate successor David Moyes and continuing to sit on the football board as a director.

Ten Hague is ‘happy’ to be in talks with Ferguson, but also wants to do things his own way.

“I speak to him, and we are happy with him, so are his advisers. We are grateful but now we have to build a new future, that is also clear,” the Dutchman told Sky Sports.

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Ten Hague has begun to put his stamp on United. Lisandro Martinez and Antony both followed him to Manchester from former club Ajax, Tyrell Malacia also moved to England from the Eredivisie and even Christian Eriksen has previous links to Ajax.

Casemiro also brings extensive Champions League winning experience to the squad, with United spending just over £200m in the transfer market overall.

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