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Ex-assistant to Erik ten Hag reveals why the Manchester United manager won’t take criticism well.

The Reds’ lackluster start to the season has led to criticism of Man United manager Erik ten Hag in recent weeks.

Given the recent uptick in pressure at Old Trafford, former Ajax assistant manager Aron Winter has acknowledged that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag dislikes criticism.

Due to his team’s lackluster season opening performance, the Dutchman has come under growing pressure in recent weeks. United has regressed since the end of the previous season, failing to capitalize on the triumphs of the previous campaign, even though they are currently sixth in the table, just five points off of the top four.

To Ten Hag’s defense, though, he has been forced to deal with an unheard-of injury catastrophe that has prevented him from building a stable squad in an effort to achieve consistency. Prior to Sunday’s trip to Everton, he faces a plethora of injury concerns and has been deprived of critical players at crucial moments.

That hasn’t stopped some people from questioning and criticizing him, though, as they have in recent weeks, especially in light of his team’s string of subpar results. Furthermore, Winter, who was Ten Hag’s coworker when he first started working at Ajax, believes the criticism was not well received.

Winter told The Sun, “He knows what he is doing, but he doesn’t like it when he gets criticism.” “You go insane if you listen to everything. He has the ability to work while covering his ears.

“He is an excellent coach, but he is also very rigid and regimented. He is constantly considering methods to outwit and outlast his rivals.

“He demonstrated it last year. He took home a trophy. Right now, he’s dealing with ailments and a poor season start.”

Even though Ten Hag was a huge success at Ajax, he had a rough beginning to life in Amsterdam, but the club’s administration was behind him. Winter has cautioned that at Old Trafford, he might require more of the same.

“When Erik arrived at Ajax, he found the first six months very difficult,” the former Ajax coach went on. The fans weren’t pleased with him, but he had a lot of support and assistance from our extremely capable board.

I was asked to become a member of his coaching staff while I was already employed at Ajax. As a former player at the club, I think it’s great that your staff members have club DNA.

“Erik need to have those voices surrounding him at United. Perhaps that is insufficient, even with Sir Alex Ferguson observing and Steve McClaren serving as his deputy.”

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