Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric has reacted to Tom Huddlestone’s Instagram post after he was appointed Manchester United player-manager at Under-21 level.
Huddlestone, who joins Manchester United U-21 as player-manager, will have his first experience coaching a professional team. The defensive midfielder was grateful for the opportunity and took to Instagram on Thursday (4 August) to share the news with the world.
Many of his well-wishers huddled under the posts, including 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric. The Croatian, who shared a dressing room with Huddlestone for four seasons during their time together at Tottenham Hotspur (2008-2012), publicly endorsed his move with a few emojis:
Jamie Redknapp, who left Spurs the same summer Huddlestone joined Huddlestone, also wished the midfielder well. Here’s what he had to say:
“Good luck boy. Teach them how to ping a ball like you and they won’t do much wrong!”
Huddlestone, who became a free agent when his contract with Hull City expired on July 1, has plenty of experience in England’s top flight. The 35-year-old midfielder has represented two Premier League clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City, in his career, making 242 appearances in total and scoring 12 goals and 24 assists.
He also made 195 appearances in the Championship, including the playoffs for Hull City and Derby County, and recorded six goals and seven assists.
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