2023-01-25 03:00:00

Jose Mourinho has already piled pressure on Erik ten Hag to claim first Man Utd trophy

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By Samuel Meade

Erik ten Hag is the man currently tasked with ending Manchester United's trophy drought - something last achieved by Jose Mourinho.

The Dutchman was only appointed in the summer but has the Red Devils competing in all four competitions with the team going firmly in the right direction. Their lack of silverware in recent years remains an issue, however - and serves to highlight how they've fallen behind their rivals.

Ten Hag is trying to emulate Mourinho by hoisting a trophy aloft in his first year. The Special One, appointed back in 2016, claimed the Carabao Cup and the Europa League in his debut season. His tenure ended poorly, but he's often been keen to point out how he was the last man to win on the red half of Manchester.

"I won three trophies at Manchester United and that was seen as a disaster," he previously said. "I reached a cup final which I was not allowed to play at Tottenham, and that was seen as a disaster. What's a disaster for me is considered a great success for others.

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