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WATCH: Sam Matterface on Erik ten Hag

Manchester United have struggled in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure. However, new boss Erik ten Hag has brought the team to life and more success looks on the horizon. Sam Matterface discusses the Dutchman's tenure and what is yet to come.

The majority of United's Premier League era success came under Sir Alex Ferguson, who is regarded as one of the greatest managers to ever grace the game, never mind the best in United's history. 

However, since his retirement in 2013, the Red Devils have struggled to fill the void left behind by the legendary manager. 

They have had six full-time managers in the decade since Ferguson left and none of them have managed to take United to the heights they reached under the Scotsman. 

That could be set to change though, with picking up their first bit of silverware under the former Ajax boss in yesterday's EFL Cup final win against Newcastle.

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He didn't have the greatest start to life in Manchester, losing against Brighton and Brentford to become the first United manager to lose their opening two games in 100 years, but he urged supporters to keep the faith and he was right to do so. 

Since that nightmarish start, United have gone from strength to strength; ten Hag's side have recorded wins against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, are in a genuine title race for what feels like the first time in forever, and to top it all off the Dutchman has now led them to silverware, in Sunday's EFL Cup final, just 39 games into his tenure. 

It's not just domestic silverware that Ten Hag and United are after though, the Dutchman would love to cap off his maiden season in England with a European trophy and, after guiding his team past Barcelona in the Europa League last week, he has an excellent chance of doing so.

In the video above, Sam Matterface gives his thoughts on the man at the helm in Manchester.

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