Ten Hag discusses Ramsay departure

Saturday 02 March 2024 08:00

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has wished Eric Ramsay the very best of luck for his new career in Major League Soccer.

Ramsay's final game at the club will be Sunday's Manchester derby with City, at the Etihad Stadium, after he accepted the post of Minnesota United head coach.

He will become the youngest coach in the league's history after building his reputation at Old Trafford, since joining the Reds from Chelsea in 2021.

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In an exclusive interview with MUTV, Ten Hag admitted the club could not stand in Ramsay's way, as he was keen to take on the opportunity to move to the United States.

"So it is not a good time in the season," Erik said. "But we won't stop him.

"He is a very good coach, he developed and we are very proud, as Manchester United, that we develop, not only players, but also coaches. And he has a great opportunity. He has to take this. 

"We wish him all the best.

"I am sure he will be a great manager in the future," predicted the boss. "He has fantastic skills. 

"We will miss him - as coach and as a person. But, as I say, we wish all the best for the future and we look forward to [seeing] the results of Minnesota and we will look forward to how he will be progressing there."

Good luck to Eric for his role Stateside, from everybody at United, when he departs after the Manchester derby.