Erik ten Hag is already imposing his methods on the Manchester United workforce during summer preparation. According to the English press, the Red Devils coach sanctioned a player by dismissing him from the team during the tour in Thailand and Australia due to repeated delays.
This is likely to please Cristiano Ronaldo. Unhappy with the relaxation in the group at Manchester United last season, the Portuguese seems to have found in Erik ten Hag a new ally to restore order at the Red Devils. The new coach of the red devils team is determined to impose his rules on his workforce.
And it started with the summer preparation. According to information from the British press and in particular from The Athletic website , the Dutch technician sanctioned one of his players because of his behavior.
Ten Hag advocates methods
Since arriving from Ajax Amsterdam, Erik ten Hag has changed the rules regarding nutrition, alcohol consumption, time management and lateness. During the tour in Thailand and Australia, a member of the group found out the hard way and was even kicked out before a meeting following two delays during the week abroad.
If the player’s name has not yet filtered through the media, he was left out of the team for a friendly match despite the initial desire to use him during the match. A sanction that looks like an example to convince the last member of the team. But if several Red Devils stars like David De Gea or Bruno Fernandes have already welcomed the methods introduced by their new coach.
Ten Hag undefeated during preparation
It remains to be seen if the player sanctioned by Erik Ten Hag will have learned the lesson and especially if his example will have made the rest of the group think about the resumption of the Premier League. Before the first day of the season, and the reception of Brighton at Old Trafford on August 7, Manchester United will challenge Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in their last two preparation matches.
So far, the team coached by Erik ten Hag have won three times (one draw) in four pre-season meetings. The seriousness and the work of the Dutch coach therefore already seem to be bearing fruit. Good news for a Manchezter team in win trophies after its disappointing sixth place last season.
Source: The Athletic