#sports activities Man United: Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl tips opponents to ‘problem for titles THIS season’
Ralph Hasenhuttl tips Manchester United to ‘problem for titles THIS season’, with Southampton boss claiming he can already see ‘clear id’ beneath Erik ten Hag forward of conflict together with his Saints aspect
- Ralph Hasenhuttl expects Manchester United to be aiming for trophies this yr
- United have had a blended begin to the season, dropping twice and profitable as soon as
- Erik ten Hag’s aspect beat Liverpool on Monday to take their first win of the season
- They have additionally strengthened their squad by signing Casemiro from Real Madrid
- Casemiro may get the nod when United make the journey to Saints on Saturday
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl expects weekend opponents Manchester United to be eyeing silverware this season, regardless of an unconvincing begin to Erik ten Hag’s reign.
A brand new period at Old Trafford started with defeat to Brighton and a humiliation at Brentford earlier than United silenced a few of their critics by beating bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday night.
The 20-time English champions, who got here into the 2022-23 season on the again of their worst Premier League marketing campaign from a factors perspective, have been additional boosted by the big-money arrival of midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid.
Ralph Hasenhuttl expects Manchester United to be difficult for silverware this season
Hasenhuttl was unsurprised to see United battle of their opening fixtures of the brand new regime however believes they’re already displaying a ‘very clear id’ beneath former Ajax boss Ten Hag.
‘This is a staff that has a brand new supervisor – it isn’t stunning that it does not work instantly all the things completely,’ mentioned the Austrian forward of Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off at St Mary’s.
‘It can be extra stunning once they’re instantly flying.
‘I see a really clear id of what they’re doing now, what they need to do now.
‘You are talking nonetheless a couple of high staff that’s going for titles and also will do that this season.
Hasenhuttl thinks the Red Devils have a clearer id beneath boss Erik ten Hag (pictured)
‘If you beat Liverpool, this can be a huge signal, an enormous message to all people that they’re undoubtedly in a great way and I see the clear id of what they need to do and in any case the issues they’d.
‘They will include quite a lot of self esteem.’
United’s deserved 2-1 win over Jurgen Klopp’s Reds got here after Ten Hag dropped captain Harry Maguire and star man Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench following the 4-0 humiliation at Brentford.
Hasenhuttl, whose aspect got here from behind to draw 2-2 with Leeds of their opening residence match earlier than profitable 2-1 at Leicester final week, is uncertain how Ten Hag will method the go to to the south coast.
‘I do not know if this was the rationale why they received the (Liverpool) sport,’ he mentioned of the omissions of Maguire and Ronaldo.
United captain Harry Maguire was dropped for their win over Liverpool on Monday evening
Striker Marcus Rashford scored what turned out to be the profitable purpose towards Liverpool
Casemiro joined Man United in a £70million deal and will make his debut towards Saints
‘Sometimes modifications are due to tactical ideas you’ve gotten and that makes it at all times troublesome to be certain what squad we face.
‘Even if Casemiro is enjoying it isn’t 100 per cent clear in what means it’s a totally different squad.
‘We are undoubtedly dealing with a really robust staff right here and in the long run it is up to us to carry on getting in the way in which we wish to go.
‘We have proven within the final two video games that we’re aggressive and that is the following huge problem and we wish to present ourselves how good we’re.’