FOOTBALL: Erik Ten Hag brought Manchester United the Manager of the Month award for the second time in the last 10 years

Erik Ten Hag has been named Premier League Manager of the Month. It's surprisingly rare for a Manchester United manager

Erik Ten Hag has been named Pre­mier League Man­ag­er of the Month. It’s sur­pris­ing­ly rare for a Man­ches­ter Unit­ed manager.

The Dutch­man, who took over this sum­mer, has had a ter­ri­ble start at Old Trafford.

The Red Dev­ils suf­fered a 2–1 home defeat to Brighton on open­ing day.

After that, they sound­ed the alarm after los­ing 4–0 to Brent­ford away.

But the Dutch­man weath­ered the storm and bounced back with vic­to­ries at Liv­er­pool and Southampton.

But in Sep­tem­ber Ten Hag won his first Man­ag­er of the Month award after play­ing just two top-flight games.

A Jadon San­cho goal got the team off to a good start and secured the points away from Leicester.

In the match against Arse­nal on Sep­tem­ber 4th, he achieved his fourth con­sec­u­tive Pre­mier League vic­to­ry in a thrilling development.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the can­cel­la­tion of games against Crys­tal Palace and Leeds Unit­ed put the momen­tum to a halt.

How­ev­er, despite lim­it­ed play­ing time, Unit­ed’s per­for­mances were good enough to award Ten Hag the honor.

And now he’s des­per­ate­ly gear­ing up for Sun­day’s Man­ches­ter der­by against City at the Eti­had to avoid the ter­ri­ble curse sur­round­ing the award.

Ten­hag became the first Unit­ed man­ag­er to win the award since Jan­u­ary 2019.

Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer was the last man­ag­er to win the title while at Old Trafford.

Leg­endary for­mer Unit­ed man­ag­er Sir Alex Fer­gu­son holds a whop­ping 27 wins in a month record.

And, before Sol­skaya, he was the last man to achieve the hon­or as Unit­ed man­ag­er in Octo­ber 2012.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mour­in­ho and Ralf Rang­nick have all failed to win dur­ing their time at Man­ches­ter United.

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