Joël Veltman will come across Erik ten Hag again on Sunday. The duo worked together at Ajax, but will now cross swords at Old Trafford. The international player is very positive about his former coach.Embed from Getty Images
In England, people are critically looking at the performance of Manchester United, which has lost twice and where Ten Hag is at the helm. Brighton & Hove Albion will visit the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday. With Veltman. And the veteran is urging British soccer followers to remain calm. 'He will just continue to focus on the team. On doing his job. He will keep doing that.'
'He won't be bothered by unrest, say, surrounding the owners,' Veltman believes. He speaks from experience. 'He will always concentrate on the players. And do everything to improve them. I'm not part of his group now, but it was the same at Ajax. That was also a big club where a lot happened on and off the field.'
Veltman has confidence in Ten Hag. 'Back then, he always did his thing. I think he will continue to do so. And in the future, he will achieve many successes at United. That eventually worked out. Only on Sunday, when we come by, hopefully not yet.'
This provides insight into Veltman's thoughts on Ten Hag's capabilities as a coach, especially in light of the challenges and scrutiny faced at a major club like Manchester United.Updated: 04:44, 13 Sep 2023