Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano on how “incredible” Erik ten Hag “changed the mentality” at Manchester United

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Fabrizio Romano has heaped praise onto Erik ten Hag after Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in yesterday’s Manchester Derby.

The Red Devils went a goal down after Jack Grealish headed Man City into the lead at Old Trafford, but a quickfire double from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford ensured the bragging rights would be with the red side of Manchester on this occasion.

Man Utd are now on a run of nine consecutive wins in all competitions, and they’ve won eight out of eleven Premier League games since losing 6-3 to City earlier in the season.

It’s clear Ten Hag has had a positive impact on this United side, and Romano, writing in his exclusive CaughtOffside column the Daily Briefing, praised the “incredible” work of the Dutch tactician to change the mentality of this squad.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford celebrate Man Utd’s win over City

Romano feels Ten Hag deserves immense credit for the way he’s got players like Rashford and Diogo Dalot to another level, saying that the United players love working under him.

“I think Erik ten Hag is doing a special job. He spoke face to face to many players like Rashford since day one, he changed the mentality in the dressing room,” Romano said.

“Players like Dalot are now on another level. He’s doing incredible, the players love working under Ten Hag.

“Of course it will take time to be at super level again but Man United are back on track thanks to the manager and clear rules.”

United fans will be finally feeling a sense of optimism after a hugely challenging period since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement ten years ago.

MUFC are just one point behind City after yesterday’s result, and only six points behind league leaders Arsenal, with a late title challenge surely not out of the question if they carry on playing like this.

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