“I feel there’s a component of risk but he’s player, there is no query about that.” Ten Hag had a tall striker when managing Ajax last season in Sebastien Haller.
Hatchard says Kalajdzic can fit into the Dutchman’s type of play in the same way. Though he admits it appears to be an “accident” that United have stumbled upon him as a goal.
Hatchard concluded: “There is not any reason why [he won’t suit Ten Hag’s style]. Sebastien Haller we all know is an enormous strong striker and like Kalajdzic has decent technique as well and is so much greater than just someone who just stays up top and waits for crosses.
“So in Ten Hag’s system that would work. And I feel definitely this may be a step forward by way of what United are attempting to do.
“Nevertheless it almost appears like it is likely to be by accident since it does still feel a bit scattergun. But when Kalajdzic does go there, I feel that is a good step forward for them.”
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