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Ten Hag: Ajax players really excited for me over Man Utd move

Erik ten Hag says Ajax's players are happy for him over taking the Manchester United job.

The Dutchman was announced on Thursday as the man to take over at United from interim boss Ralf Rangnick on an initial three-year deal running until 2025.

And ten Hag added his players' support for his new position was "beautiful".

He said: "The players are really excited for me, that's beautiful. I worked at Ajax for a long time and created great relationships."

Ten Hag went on to reveal his unusual technique to encourage his squad to bond to increase team morale ahead of victory against NEC Nijmegen on Saturday.

Ten Hag said after the game: "The atmosphere in your squad is key. That's why I did something different with the squad this week."

When asked "what did you do?" by a journalist, ten Hag responded in surprising fashion.

He replied: "We went gaming, all together... Gaming! Real gaming! The E-Sport way!"

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