What are Erik ten Hag’s chances of delivering silverware in his first season at Manchester United?

With the new Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, chasing one final league title with Ajax this season, can the Dutchman bring his winning touch to Old Trafford?

It's been five years since Manchester United lifted a trophy, with their last coming back in 2017 with Jose Mourinho in the Europa League.

Now after disappointing spells by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag has been appointed the new man to bring silverware back to Old Trafford.

But with a busy summer of transfer activity expected and confidence at an all-time low, what are the chances of the Dutchman lifting a trophy in his first season in Manchester?

Premier League

Premier League trophy

Despite holding the record for the most Premier League title wins with 13, the Red Devils have never looked further away from competing at the top than they have done this season.

That's despite spending big on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Erik ten Hag's arrival likely points towards plenty more incomings this summer as the former Ajax boss tries to assert his own style.

Frankly, top four will be the aim for the incoming Dutchman, and since his announcement as manager United's odds of finishing there have tumbled to 17/20.

It's unlikely his arrival will topple the powerhouses of Liverpool and Manchester City though, so it's no surprise that their odds of winning the Premier League sit at 18/1.

FA Cup

FA Cup Trophy lies on during the FA Cup Semi-Final between Manchester City and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium

With 12 FA Cups in their cabinet already, United have enjoyed plenty of success in this tournament, and it could be one that Ten Hag targets as he tries to instil some confidence in his new side.

United only reached the fourth round this season before crashing out to Championship side Middlesbrough on penalties.

But a domestic cup is far more likely than any league success during Ten Hag's first season, so odds of around 15/2 for United to win the tournament look about right.

League Cup

If the Old Trafford faithful was told 10 years ago that they'd end the season with a solitary League Cup trophy they'd break down in tears, nowadays a campaign like that would be celebrated.

It's undoubtedly the least prestigious trophy on offer to English sides, but it's silverware nonetheless, and Ten Hag would do well to get his hands on it in his first season in charge.

United also failed to put together a run in the Carabao Cup this season, losing 1-0 to West Ham in the third round.

But it's without doubt Ten Hag's biggest chance to win silverware in 2022/23, and United currently sit at 7/1 to win it.

European success?

Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United

Manchester United's European status next season is yet to be confirmed, with just as much chance the Red Devils end up without continental football next season as there is them qualifying for the Champions League.

On top of that, it's not in Ten Hag's hands. Rangnick remains in charge of the side this season, and currently sits sixth, three points from the revered top four.

Should they qualify for the Champions League next season, United's chances of winning a fourth European title will be slim, regardless of Ten Hag's impressive record in the tournament.

What's more likely, is that United qualify for the Europa League and put together a lengthy run there. They're currently 9/1 to win it in 2022/23.

Multiple trophies?

With Manchester City and Liverpool fighting on multiple fronts for silverware the past few seasons, there's no doubt United are desperate to climb to a similar level.

Cup doubles and even trebles are beginning to become distant memories for United fans, but could Ten Hag bring back the good times?

It'd be an enormous task in his first season in England, but the Dutchman can be backed at 33/1 to win two trophies and 300/1 to win a treble.

A failed first season?

Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United

A harsh reality at Old Trafford in the last decade is that almost every managerial appointment has gone up in flames.

From David Moyes' nine-month catastrophe to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's failed finals, United just haven't been able to find the right man to lead the club forward.

Of course it's harsh to judge Ten Hag before he's even taken charge of a match, but there's no guarantee he doesn't follow a similar path.

If things turn sour early on, Ten Hag's chances of not seeing out the season as Manchester United boss have already been quantified at 9/2.

On top of that, you can also snap up 25/1 for him to be sacked before Christmas. Ouch.

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