Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag entered the club’s record books on Saturday following the 2-0 Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have made superb progress in Ten Hag’s first season in charge and the club registered their 38th victory of the campaign by beating Julen Lopetegui’s side.
In doing so, Ten Hag has become United’s most victorious manager in a debut campaign. He has accumulated more wins than any other head coach in the club’s history.
Jose Mourinho previously held the record with 37 wins. This was doing the 2016/17 season where the Red Devils went on to win the Europa League, League Cup and the Community Shield.
No other manager in the club’s history has amassed over 30 wins. David Moyes is the next most successful in this aspect. The Scot picked up 27 victories in the 2013/14 season.
United still have another three league games to play alongside the FA Cup final. If they were to beat Manchester City on June 3, the duo will meet again for the Community Shield.
Hence, Ten Hag has the opportunity to end his record-breaking season with a stunning 43 wins.
Meanwhile, United are currently on 66 points after 35 games into the campaign, four ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool. They need a maximum of six points to secure a top-four berth.
However, their job could be made easier by Leicester City. If the Foxes were to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side on Monday, United can qualify for the Champions League by beating Bournemouth next weekend.
Ten Hag will be hoping for that scenario such that he can rest his key players ahead of the much-awaited FA Cup final against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Wembley Stadium next month.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com