Erik ten Hag has reported that the first three weeks of preseason training with Manchester United have gone “so far, so well.” However, he has also admitted that he would have liked all signings to be complete by this point, especially considering that they are still pursuing Frenkie De Jong.
United began their comeback to training on Monday, June 27, and 12 days later travelled to Thailand, where they defeated Liverpool 4-0. The match took place in Bangkok.
They then continued their tour in Australia, where they defeated Melbourne Victory 4-1 despite falling down early in the match. They will play friendly matches against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa later in this week.
Melissa Reddy of Sky Sports reported earlier on Monday that United players are feeling ‘physically fit and mentally sharper’ since Ten Hag took over at Old Trafford. In an exclusive interview, the Dutchman admitted that he was impressed with what he has seen from the group, but that he is not yet satisfied with what he has seen from the group. Melissa Reddy of Sky Sports reported earlier on Monday that United players are feeling ‘physically fit and mentally sharper’ since Ten Hag took over at Old Trafford
He remarked, “I see they respond well, and every session they provide maximum, and it is also transferred into the game.” “I see they respond well.”
“I am not content; I believe that they need to introduce more, but that expansion won’t happen tomorrow. It is a procedure that requires time and effort.
“The expectation is that they will become physically fitter than they are at the moment. However, we are working on it, and it is also the obligation of the players themselves to maintain a healthy physical condition.
“They have responded really well; nevertheless, I am aware that we are just beginning a process, and that it will take some time.” We need the entire preseason at the very least, but I also know that when the regular season begins, we will not be ready. However, I also know that when the season begins, we will need results.
Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez have all signed contracts with the club so far this summer. This represents an investment of approximately £72 million and is part of Ten Hag’s plan to reshape the squad after Ralf Rangnick’s predecessor oversaw the team’s sixth-place finish for the third time in six seasons last year.
After Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, and Andreas Pereira left the club this summer, the manager of Manchester United wanted to bring in reinforcements in defence and midfield this summer. The latter pair of new recruits just joined the club within the last week, and the manager has given an overview of what the new players can bring to the team.
He proceeded by saying, “Eriksen is an experienced player, he’s played in Holland, Italy, and especially England with Spurs, so a lengthy career and also a lot of caps for the Danish national side.” Eriksen has played in Holland, Italy, and notably England with Spurs. I believe that the entirety of the Premier League is aware of what he is capable of doing and what he can bring to the squad. That is what I would call inventiveness.