Ten Hag took cost of United this summer time however his first Premier League match led to catastrophe, with the Pink Devils overwhelmed by Brighton at Previous Trafford.
The Dutchman had been anticipated to make a huge impact at United following a disappointing 2021-22 marketing campaign underneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, because the facet fell to a sixth-place end and as soon as once more didn’t land any silverware.
However former Liverpool right-back Nicol feels no-one can level the finger at Ten Hag, and even Guardiola would wrestle on the membership if he switched throughout from Manchester Metropolis.
Guardiola took over as Metropolis boss in 2016 and has led the staff to 4 Premier League titles, 4 League Cup wins and lifted the FA Cup in 2018-19.
‘This Manchester United staff, this squad of gamers, completely confirms that it doesn’t matter how good the coach is,’ Nicol advised ESPN FC.
‘When you’ve got gamers who aren’t able to taking part in at a stage the place the membership must be, it’s not going to occur.
‘You may keep from 9am to 9pm on the coaching subject, but when they gamers aren’t ok, if they will’t take it in and may’t ship it, it’s important to get gamers out the door and herald gamers who can do it.
‘Whoever has been bringing these gamers by means of the door, they don’t know what they’re doing.
‘You may go and swap Erik ten Hag to Manchester Metropolis and produce over Pep Guardiola to Manchester United, they’d nonetheless be getting beat.’
Ferdinand believes centre-back Raphael Varane is the one participant who may arrive on the Etihad and power his approach into Guardiola’s XI.
United look to bounce again after they journey to face Brentford within the Premier League on Saturday.
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