Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been told by local media to copy Milan if the Premier League side want to be successful again.
The two European giants have endured similar difficulties in recent years following from a successful period under a long-term manager – though Carlo Ancelotti’s eight-year stint at San Siro is dwarfed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s 27 years at Old Trafford.
Both sides went from Champions League final regulars to struggling to qualify for the competition but Milan are a point away from winning their first Scudetto since 2011 while United are on course to finish sixth in the English top flight.
And the Manchester Evening News have urged Ten Hag to copy the blueprint set out by the Rossoneri on how to turn the fortunes of a fallen giant around.
The report compares the poor transfers and mismanagement which proceeded the appointment of Stefano Pioli to United’s current plight.
It points to the turnaround under Pioli as evidence United can halt their slide.
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) May 18, 2022