It was a rare night of satisfaction for Manchester United supporters as they beat Brentford 3-0 at Old Trafford.
Ahead of the match, Roy Keane has claimed that it will take a long time for Manchester United to get back to the top after another disappointing season.
Ralf Rangnick’s side currently sit in sixth place, eight points behind fourth place Arsenal who have a game in hand. While leaders Manchester City are almost 30 points ahead of Manchester United.
After another trophyless season, and missing out on Champions League football, with their biggest rivals having hugely successful seasons, it couldn’t be much worse for Manchester United.
However, Jamie Carragher has claimed Jurgen Klopp had a harder task when he joined Liverpool in 2015.
The German manager came to Anfield in similar circumstances to what Erik ten Hag us currently arriving into, with Liverpool in transition and in need of serious recruitment.
While they reached the Europa League final in Klopp's first season, they were a shadow of the side that is currently chasing the quadruple finishing in 8th place.
Gary Neville did not accept the argument.
🗣 “I think the job that [Erik] ten Hag’s got is absolutely huge.”
Gary Neville disagrees with Jamie Carragher that Jürgen Klopp had a harder job coming into Liverpool than what Erik ten Hag has at Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/VnyM0CLV62
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 2, 2022
Looking ahead to next season, Carragher claims Manchester United have to finish in the top four next season.
Will Erik ten Hag 'do a Jurgen Klopp' at Man Utd? 👀@GNev2, @Carra23 and Roy Keane look at the MASSIVE job the Dutchman is about to walk into at #MUFC - and how it compares to the challenge Klopp faced when he arrived at Liverpool 👇 pic.twitter.com/1qFGSc915o
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 2, 2022
"There's talk of Liverpool and Manchester City being five years, possibly ten years of Manchester United, I think that's absolutely rubbish.
I think a top manager, gets a top club back on top in a couple of years."
This summer is seen as crucial for Manchester United, with Ten Haag believed to be the manager that will oversee a huge, arguably needed overhaul to improve the side.
The futures of many top players have been brought into question, with Paul Pogba possibly playing his last game for the side, while fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic confirming he is leaving the club at the end of the season.
The future is unclear of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, while Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have struggled for form in the past two seasons.
The recruitment has also been questioned, with Raphael Varane and Jaden Sancho failing to live up to expectations.
Liverpool meanwhile, have excelled in recruitment, with January signing Luis Diaz the perfect example of a clever signing that has hit the ground running.
Keane believes recruitment will be crucial to Ten Haag’s chances of success next season.
“He’s got to get the right players in, the right characters, and get players out the door, because the last few years just haven’t been good enough.
The biggest worry for me is when they’ve had these disappointments, is the reaction. There’s been a real lack of leadership.”