Manchester United’s new boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed there is no agreement in place with Ajax that will see him banned from signing any of his current players. A number of the Amsterdam club’s stars have already been tipped to follow Ten Hag to the Premier League following his appointment including the likes of Antony, Jurrien Timber and more recently, Sebastien Haller.
But the 52-year-old has refused to offer Ajax supporters any assurances that all of their players will stay put come the start of next season.
He told Voetbal International when quizzed on if Ajax had placed a ban on him signing their players: “No, there are no agreements about that. I now have very good players, but it’s not an issue at all.”
Ten Hag’s appointment was finally made official after the 2-1 KNVB Cup final defeat to PSV Eindhoven following weeks of disruptive and intensive speculation.
His unveiling has now allowed Ajax to focus on securing the third Eredivisie title of his era – which could arrive as soon as this weekend…
The Portuguese international forward is expected to see out the second year of his contract at Old Trafford and there is also the option for United to extend his stay by an additional 12 months at the end of next season.
“Those are questions for the future. We are in an important title race and an important week,” he said.
“I now want to focus my attention on that and not on Manchester United.”
Ten Hag was also impressed by viral footage of a new chant United fans have made for their new boss.
“I have seen that. It’s creative, well-found. Playful, fun,” Ten Hag added.