All white on the night for Ten Hag! New Manchester United boss hits the town with assistant manager Mitchell van de Gaag… just two days after laying down the law at his first training session with the Red Devils
- Erik ten Hag was pictured hitting the town in Manchester on Thursday evening
- He was going for dinner with United’s assistant manager Mitchell van de Gaag
- Ten Hag was seen sporting an all-white outfit as he headed to the Ivy Restaurant
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has wasted no time getting familiar with his new surroundings in the city after being pictured hitting the town with assistant manager Mitchel van de Gaag on Thursday evening.
The 52-year-old Dutchman took some time off from his huge job of transforming a struggling United side as stepped out for dinner at The Ivy Restaurant in Manchester City centre, sporting an all-white outfit.
Joining Ten Hag and Van der Gaag was his No 2’s wife Isabelle van der Gaag.
Erik ten Hag (L) was pictured hitting the town in Manchester with Mitchell van de Gaag (R)
Ten Hag has been busy shaping up plans for United’s pre-season camp after taking his first session this week, but enjoyed a much-needed break with his evening out in Spinningfields.
The Dutch manager was seen wearing a pair of grey and white chequered trousers, a white zip-up jumper and a pair of black trainers.
Meanwhile, Van de Gaag wore an all-black outfit – featuring a pair of black jeans, a zip-up black jumper and some snazzy trainers.
The Dutch manager was seen wearing a pair of grey and white chequered trousers, a white zip up jumper and a pair of black trainers as he headed to the Ivy Restaurant in Manchester
The pair looked as though they were enjoying themselves as they headed to the restaurant – a plush eatery often visited by celebrities that offers traditional English dishes and cocktails in a sophisticated atmosphere.
United players are looking to impress their new Dutch boss after he finally got to work this week following his departure from Ajax. He has a mountain to climb this season with morale low after a turbulent season saw them finish sixth last time out.
Having ordered the players to arrive bright an early at Carrington for 9am, the Dutchman orchestrated proceedings on Tuesday morning.
Marcus Rashford was seen deep in conversation with assistant Steve McClaren and a number of key players such as Jadon Sancho were seen being put through their paces.
Ten Hag took charge of his first Manchester United training session on Tuesday morning
The Dutch manager was seen putting the Manchester United squad through their paces
Ten Hag is yet to make a major move in the transfer market but a deal for Barcelona and Holland midfielder Frenkie de Jong is nearing completion.
Sportsmail sources have indicated an agreement between United and Barcelona for the Holland star is ’90 per cent’ complete with just the finer details of the deal left to finalise.
It is understood United will pay around an initial £55million to the Spanish club for De Jong. That fee could rise close to £70m.
De Jong’s addition would provide a welcome boost to the squad and perhaps trigger further moves in the market with Ajax forward Anthony another target.