You could say that the two-time European Cup-winning club has rejuvenated in recent years and that its promotion to the first division has brought it back into the big leagues.
While their Premier League status may still hang in the balance this season, a Carabao Cup semi-final appearance has rekindled the sense of well-being around the City Ground and Ten Hag is expecting a rowdy event on Wednesday evening.
“Well, United have been playing there for a long time,” the manager said in his pre-match press conference. “We like it, playing in front of a fanatical crowd, it’s nice to play. It will be a good atmosphere, I think it will motivate their players and we have to be prepared for that.”