Manchester United told they got the wrong manager as Chelsea got the better manager, following Potter’s arrival from Brighton.
Sky Sports analyst Paul Merson believes that Graham Potter would have been a better choice for Manchester United than Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag moved to United from Ajax this summer, and Potter switched to Chelsea last week from Brighton following Thomas Tuchel’s unexpected firing.
After suffering two losses in their first two games under Ten Hag, things got off to a rough start. However, they now appear to be turning things around as they are presently on a four-match victory run in the Premier League, defeating teams like Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester, and Arsenal.
Merson has claimed that United’s choice of manager was a mistake.
Merson stated: “I think it was a terribly bizarre choice to fire Tuchel, but Graham Potter is a manager I genuinely like.” in his SportsKeeda blog.
“Creating teams that can compete head-to-head with the finest in the industry is a different challenge at this level, but Potter has demonstrated throughout his time at Swansea City and Brighton that he is more than capable of doing so.
I’ve stated it before, and I stand by it, that Manchester United should have selected him over Erik ten Hag.
But now that he’s about to take over at Stamford Bridge, it’ll be intriguing to see how things pan out, the speaker continued.
Chelsea allegedly agreed to pay the release clause in Potter’s contract, luring Potter away from Brighton last week.
After transforming a Brighton squad that was on the verge of being relegated into one that is contending for a top-half finish, Potter has won over many supporters throughout the nation.
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The most notable victory for Brighton during the previous season was a 4-0 triumph over United at the Amex.
And now Potter has the opportunity to improve his reputation at one of the most illustrious teams in English football history.
Potter was thrilled when he arrived at Stamford Bridge.
“I am tremendously delighted and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this magnificent football club,” he said in a statement to the club’s official website. I am really eager to work with Chelsea’s new ownership group and am looking forward to getting to know the talented group of players. Together, we will create a group and culture that our incredible supporters will be proud of.
I’d also like to express my gratitude to Brighton & Hove Albion for giving me this chance, and in particular to Tony Bloom and all the players, staff, and fans for their unwavering support throughout my time at the team.
Wednesday night’s Champions League match against FC Salzburg will mark Potter’s debut game in command of the Blues.
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