Ten Hag WILL be in attendance for Man United's clash at Crystal Palace

Erik ten Hag WILL be in attendance for Man United’s final game of the season at Crystal Palace on Sunday – as incoming boss arrives in London with assistant Mitchell van der Gaag ahead of official start on Monday

  • Erik ten Hag will take over as Manchester United manager this summer
  • Ralf Rangnick will oversee his last game as interim boss at Crystal Palace
  • Ten Hag expected to confirm long-term assistant Mitchell van der Gaag as No 2
  • Former United assistant Steve McClaren is also expected to return to the setup 

Erik ten Hag will be casting a watchful over his incoming Manchester United squad on Sunday, with the imminent Red Devils boss set to attend their final game of the season at Crystal Palace.

Ten Hag will officially begin his role in the Old Trafford hotseat on Monday but is already plotting ahead and will use Sunday as a chance to gleam more of an understanding of the players he will inherit.

Despite his attendance at Selhurst Park, Ten Hag will have no involvement in team matters – with outgoing interim boss Ralf Rangnick leading that.

Erik ten Hag will watch Manchester United’s clash at Crystal Palace in person on Sunday

Incoming Manchester United managerTen Hag (left) has landed in London with his long-term assistant boss Mitchell van der Gaag (right) prior to taking over at Old Trafford

As detailed by Sportsmail, the 52-year-old has landed in London as his Manchester United revolution gathers pace.

Long-term assistant Mitchell van der Gaag has arrived with Ten Hag, with the club set to confirm his position as new No 2.

The two Dutchmen arrived in the capital via private jet on Wednesday afternoon. The pair have been working from Holland prior to their arrival in London.

The new United coaching duo are expected to hold a meeting with colleagues over the next 24 hours.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick will take charge of United for the final time at Crystal Palace

Last week Ten Hag called a vital planning meeting in Amsterdam to which Steve McClaren was summoned – a major indication that the former England boss will join Van der Gaag as an assistant coach.

Ten Hag wants McClaren – who worked successfully under Sir Alex Ferguson – to be part of his set up, but the club have so far fallen short of announcing his appointment.

But the fact he was into called the meeting in the Dutch capital suggest that the 61-year-old is poised to return to the club he famously helped win the Treble in 1999.

McClaren worked with Ten Hag during the Englishman’s first season at FC Twente in 2008-2009 – with the Dutchman working as his assistant.

Steve McClaren (right) previously worked with Ten Hag while the former England manager was boss at Dutch side Twente and is a former assistant manager at Old Trafford

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