Erik ten Hag makes Sir Alex Ferguson rule change for Manchester United players
In a throwback to the ti’me of Sir Alex Ferguson, Erik ten Hag told all Manchester Uni’ted players to be at training by 9 a.m. on Tu’esday.
Even though two groups of pla’yers showed up at 9:30 am and 11:30 am for the first d’ay of pre-season on Monday, the Manchester Evening News bel’ieves that all of the players showed up before 9 am th’is morning.
A source said: “All do”ne by 9 a.m., which is an hour earlier than usual. Fe’rgie Time.”
Erik ten Hag makes Sir Alex Fer’guson rule change for Manchester United pla’yers
Sir Alex Ferguson’s rule is ch’anged for Manchester United players by Erik ten H’ag
Ten Hag was driven to Carr’ington just after 8 a.m., but his assistant Steve Mc’Claren, who worked for Ferguson from 1999 to 2001, got the’re at 7.45 a.m.
Some United players said that Ole Gu’nnar Solskjaer’s management style was “soft,” and th’ey showed up for training at 10 a.m.
Ten Hag is known for being str’ict, and there were a lot of problems with the way some Unit’ed players acted last season. Jesse Lingard called the dre’ssing room “a disaster.” Another person wh’o was in the dressing room said it was “toxic.”
At 8 a.m. on Monday, assi’stant coaches McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag met T’en Hag at United’s Carrington training center. Ten Hag met wi’th his staff and the players at different times d’uring the day.
United players started coming ba’ck on Friday for pre-season physicals, and the first gr’oup of players to meet their new manager showed up ar’ound 9:45 a.m. on Monday.
Before going out to the training fie’lds in the afternoon, the players went to the gym and had rou’tine medical tests.
At the beginning of the sess’ion, Ten Hag spoke to the first-team players and the U’nder-21 players for “several minutes.” McClaren and Van d’er Gaag were on either side of him.
The players spent more than tw’o hours on the grass. Most of the time, they worked with t’he ball, but they also did some running drills. Sources in Car’rington were happy to hear that some players who came bef’ore 9 a.m. stayed until after 4 p.m.