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Ten Hag has ‘no opinion’ on Man United slump

Erik ten Hag said Saturday his "head and energy is for Ajax" and refused to comment on the latest defeat for Manchester United, the English giants he will coach next season.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 2, 2021 Ajax Amsterdam’s Dutch head coach Erik Ten Hag takes part in a training session in Dortmund, western Germany, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League, Group C, football match between Borussia Dortmund and Ajax Amsterdam. – Erik ten Hag will leave Ajax to become Manchester United manager next season, the English giants confirmed on April 21, 2022. “Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Erik ten Hag as men’s first team manager, subject to work visa requirements, from the end of this season until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year,” United said in a statement. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

Erik ten Hag said Saturday his “head and energy is for Ajax” and refused to comment on the latest defeat for Manchester United, the English giants he will coach next season.

Ten Hag saw his Ajax team take a step closer to the Dutch league title with a late 1-0 win against NEC just hours after United had slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League.

“I don’t have any opinion about Man United’s results because I show respect for people who are at Man United, and I am responsible for Ajax and that is what I comment on,” the 52-year-old ten Hag told Sky Sports.

“I always keep focused on the job I have to do, it doesn’t matter what’s around me.”

However, he did admit that he has considered some of the challenges that will face him next season in England.

“You always spend time on the future, but my head and my energy is for Ajax,” he added.

United’s defeat at Arsenal followed their 4-0 loss at Liverpool in midweek.