‘Now I know more’: Erik ten Hag claims he has learnt a lot about one Chelsea man since moving to England

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has claimed in his pre-match press conference that he has learnt a lot about Chelsea manager Graham Potter since moving to England.

Tomorrow will see the Blues faces the Dutchman’s side with the winner guaranteed to be finishing the weekend in the top four.

However, it will not be the first time the two managers have locked horns this season.

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Potter took his former side, Brighton, to Old Trafford for Ten Hag’s first Premier League game.

In a performance typical of his spell with the Seagulls, a quickfire Pascal Gross double was enough to shock the Red Devils, leading them to a 2-1 win.

The former Ajax manager has claimed that Potter may have known more about him on that day, but he has caught up in the past weeks with what he needs to know.

Ten Hag prepared for Potter

He said: “Now I know more about him and maybe in the first game he knew more about me, Man Utd. It is not a fight between managers.”

Blues fans will certainly be hoping for a similar result tomorrow, with the potential to close the gap to the three sides above them firmly on the table.

The game poses Potter’s first real big domestic match as Chelsea manager, with him blessed with a fortunate opening few fixtures as the new man in charge.

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Despite that, he has picked up a couple of massive and dominant wins against Serie A champions AC Milan.

They will be meeting a United side playing with maximum confidence this weekend, following their own comprehensive victory over Tottenham in the week.

It is already known that the visitors will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the game, with his future remaining up in the air.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.