There has been no sign of Erik ten Hag showing up to play for Manchester United.
Although he only took over as manager of Old Trafford officially in May, the Dutchman is already making his impact on the club, which has struggled to find its footing ever since the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager in 2013.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of Manchester United in 2013, a number of highly regarded managers have tried and failed to replace him in that role. He has pledged to be the one to finally succeed in doing so.
The Dutchman was quoted as saying to the PA news agency, “Manchester United is a famous name.” “It is going to be a very difficult task to get them back to the place where they belong. I have a lot of drive to finish what I’ve started.
It does not make a difference to us whether team we play, as our goal is to win every game.
“I believe that is something that should be associated with Manchester United, and therefore that is what we will do moving forward. That will be the expectation placed on the team as a whole, and on each individual player.
Words of reassurance from the manager, but Man United won’t be able to accomplish their objectives unless everyone rolls up their sleeves.
Joel Veltman, a current player for the Red Devils and a former teammate of Ten Hag’s at Ajax, told talkSPORT that the Red Devils players are getting a boss who isn’t into having a good time. Ten Hag is not known for his sense of humour.
The Brighton defender offered these comments regarding Ten Hag’s managerial style: “Very, very, very serious.” Almost every single practise or game, he doesn’t laugh very much and is instead just concentrated on what’s going on.
“He’ll do everything it takes to win the games, and he’ll be the best he can be for the guys while they’re in the weight room.”
Veltman continued by saying, “United have wonderful players, they only need some tactical stuff I’d say, and I think he is the perfect guy for that.” [Citation needed] When it comes to strategy, he’s one of the best people I’ve ever worked with.
Footage of arduous training sessions, during which Manchester United players are required to perform press-ups for every goal they concede, as well as Ten Hag’s decision to postpone a players’ trip to the set of a popular soap drama is shown. The new manager’s interactions with locals in Australia, where he was on tour, definitely suggest that he meant business.