Ten Hag orders Manchester United’s flops to report back for pre-season training two weeks earlier.
The incoming Manchester United manager has reportedly ordered Manchester United’s flops to report back for pre-season training two weeks earlier than originally planned.
It has been reported that Ten Hag has placed his first demand on the United players.
According to The Mirror, Ten Hag is not impressed by the performance levels shown by the United squad after remotely watching some of our recent matches.
Ten Hag has recently been said to note that the United squad is well off the standard required to survive the rigors of what will be asked of them when he begins work at Old Trafford.
He believes the squad he is inheriting will need an extra two weeks of rigorous fitness work to ensure they are in the condition to play the style of football he demands.
Ten Hag orders United’s flops
The Red Devils were supposed to report back for pre-season training on July 4, but it’s now been learned that ten Hag wants his players back on June 20 to get them in shape for the Premier League season.
Many of United’s poor performances and outcomes this season, according to the Dutchman, might be attributed to their lack of fitness, which he is eager to address.
The 52-year-old, like most top modern executives, prefers to play a fast-paced game that necessitates peak fitness to sustain the required energy and sprinting levels for 90 minutes.
Ten Hag is set to begin meeting players via Zoom calls this week after potentially guiding Ajax to a third consecutive Dutch Eredivisie title on Wednesday.
If they do return in June, the squad will be involved in just under three weeks of training in Manchester before heading on United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
Ten Hag’s first game in charge will be against Liverpool at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium.