New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was given the best send-off by Ajax, who secured their most recent Eredivisie title in perfect style on Wednesday night.
The Dutch monsters – unbeaten in the league since February – went crazy in a 5-0 defeat of mid-table Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena, with goals from Nicolas Tagliafico, Steven Berghuis, Sebastien Haller, Brian Brobbey and Edson Alvarez on an essential night in Amsterdam.
- ‘We did not take what we deserve’ – Chelsea boss reacts to Leicester draw
- Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace Highlights
- Chelsea 1-1 Leicester Highlights
- Chelsea receive boost in Jules Kounde pursuit
- ‘I will be there’ – Fabinho gives fitness update ahead Champions League final
Such an emphatic victory saw Ajax move into an unassailable four-point lead over title rivals PSV Eindhoven with only one game remaining in the 2021/22 campaign, sealing their 36th domestic title overall, second in a row and third in total under Ten Hag – sparking passionate celebrations.
Only defeat by PSV in the Dutch Cup final last month prevented Manchester United’s new manager from signing off after five years with a memorable double, while Ajax were eliminated from the Champions League by Benfica in the last-16 this term.
They finish the Eredivisie campaign with a trip to Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday in what is sure to be an emotional occasion for Ten Hag, who will begin work at Old Trafford as the permanent successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer.
“We were the better team and deserved to win,” Thomas Tuchel told a press...