News From Manchester: Gary Neville sends Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp message to Man United boss Erik ten Hag

Manchester United presented Ten Hag as their new manager on Monday, with the Dutchman taking over the reins from interim boss Ralf Rangnick after leaving Ajax. The 52-year-old has taken on a difficult task at Old Trafford, with United having suffered their worst ever Premier League points return of a mere 58 this past season.

Before the campaign began United were expected to at least challenge for the title but things went wrong quickly, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job soon coming under threat. United had the chance to sack the Norweigan and hire Conte but opted against it. Instead, Tottenham moved first to hire the Italian after sacking Nuno Espirito Santo.

It proved to be a great decision as Conte secured Spurs an unlikely Champions League place whereas United sacked Solskjaer a few weeks later but sunk to further depths under Rangnick. However, Neville still stands by his opinion that Conte wouldn't have suited United, even if Ten Hag still isn't in the same bracket as him and the likes of Guardiola and Klopp.

“I still think Antonio Conte wouldve stayed because of what he experienced that night (North London Derby) wherelese are you going to get this competitive element, these atmospheres?” Neville said on his podcast.

“Antonio Conte has done a brilliant job at Tottenham, hes been assisted by the capitulation of Manchester United and the fall of Arsenal. But hes done a good job and he was always going to do a good job.

“Earlier in the season, I was quite clear he shouldnt come to Manchester United and Im very clear he isnt the right manager for Manchester United in my opinion. You can say the manager isnt the right one for your club but hes still a great manager.

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