Erik ten Hag, the new manager of Manchester United, has stated that the Red Devils’ failure to qualify for the Champions League next season is ‘painful.’
Ten Hag has canceled his contract with Ajax in order to begin work at Old Trafford six weeks ahead of schedule.
When Man United takes on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park next Sunday, the 52-year-old is likely to be in the stands.
Man United are now in sixth place in the Premier League rankings, with 58 points from 37 games, ahead of their season finale against Crystal Palace.
With only 16 of their 37 games won, they are on track to finish with their lowest Premier League points total ever.
Ten Hag has also conceded that the club did not qualify for the Champions League.
Painful for United, but also for me,” the Dutchman was quoted by Daily Express as saying.
“It’s a competition I’m gonna miss incredibly. But working in the Premier League makes up for a lot.”