‘Keep the ball on the floor… Hey! Keep the ball! F***ing rubbish!’: New footage shows Erik ten Hag refusing to compromise on his playing style as he whips his Man United stars into shape in Perth
- Footage has shown Erik ten Hag hitting out at his players during open training
- He is seen shouting out at his star-studded team to keep hold of the ball
- It is not the first time that the new Manchester United boss has gone viral
- Ten Hag is refusing to compromise on his desired playing style with United stars
- The Red Devils have started pre-season well with three wins in as many games
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been captured laying into his star-studded team during an open pre-season training session.
The former Ajax boss, 52, has wasted no time asserting this authority at the club this summer and this is just the latest example of the Dutchman telling it like it is.
The Red Devils have made a promising start to pre-season by winning all three of their friendlies and scoring 11 goals in the process.
Footage has gone viral of Erik ten Hag whipping his players into shape during training
Ten Hag was spotted barking at Manchester United players to keep the ball on the floor
However, ten Hag seems focused on the task at hand and knows there is work to be done to help United return to the top of English football.
In the open training session, ten Hag was spotted barking at his players to keep the ball on the floor more, a hallmark of his playing style at Ajax.
‘Keep the ball on the floor… Hey! Keep the ball! F***ing rubbish! Come on,’ ten Hag shouted.
This comes just days after the boss dropped another f-bomb on his players during their 3-1 win against Crystal Palace, and for similar reasons.
During a passage of play where David de Gea went long while Charlie Savage failed to show for the short option, ten Hag was heard screaming: ‘What the f*** are you doing?’
The Red Devils have made a promising start to pre-season with three wins in as many games
After slipping to sixth last season, most Manchester United fans will be delighted that ten Hag is attacking his new job so passionately and the virtues he’s trying to implement in their playing style.
Ten Hag has also introduced strict new rules regarding time-keeping, nutrition and alcohol consumption after taking over at Old Trafford this summer.
Bruno Fernandes has welcomed ten Hag’s stricter approach and believes it will benefit the team.
A pitchside mic picked up Ten Hag’s furious message late in their win over Crystal Palace as David de Gea kicked the ball long while youngster Charlie Savage refused to drop deep
‘We missed that for a while and discipline is important,’ Fernandes said.
‘Discipline is not only the way you play, the position that you have, what you have to do, it’s also off the pitch.
‘Don’t be late for the meetings, don’t be late for the meals. That’s really important because if everyone is on time and someone comes late, he should be punished.
‘That’s really good that he’s doing that and amazing, because I like to be on time, so I won’t have problems with that.’
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