Erik Ten Hag shows his ruthless side with Manchester United email – Reuters

Manchester United had a season to forget last time out. Not just on the pitch, but off-the-pitch issues have grabbed the headlines as reports of training ground incidents, a fractured dressing room and frequent leaks from inside the club are become commonplace during the ill-fated six-month reign of interim manager Ralf Rangnick. But now that Erik Ten Hag is set to take over the English giants, reports have emerged of how the Dutchman won’t suffer fools and will implement a strict code of conduct, dating back to the days of United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

According The sunthe new manager has emailed everyone on the team outlining his thoughts on how he plans to proceed while making it clear that he is a follower of discipline and what will happen if anyone one does not respect the line.

A source told the publication: “The new manager has emailed the first team players, telling them that football is a team game and no individual is more important than a He emphasizes the team – despite the fact that United have world-class stars.

It was widely reported that during Rangnick’s tenure, a number of members of the playing team were pulling in different directions with an ongoing power struggle inside the locker room, further deteriorating matters. It’s not all email content. He also stressed the importance of training and how fitness will be a key asset under the former Ajax boss.

“He wants the players to train at a higher intensity so that every session feels like a game. Players have been told that their level of fitness will be the best they have ever been and that if they stick with him and supported him, they would be fine.

“Otherwise they will be at the door. They will be drilled and drilled until they succeed. And if they can’t, he will replace them with promising youngsters,” the source said.

It’s understandable considering the type of season the club has had. The 20-time English champions finished sixth while collecting their lowest points tally and conceding the most goals. That’s not all. Damning stats show the Red Devils were in the bottom three in terms of distance covered during the season.

The German, who took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was famous for implementing a pressing and exciting style of play wherever he succeeded. But that was never seen at Old Trafford, with the team unable to maintain the level of intensity and physical prowess required. This could partly be due to their level of fitness as well as their lack of focus and desire.

Now things will change under Ten Hag. No player will be exempt from this principle, which current United midfielder Donny Van De Beek has already warned the team about.

The email also mentioned how the 52-year-old would also delve into his players’ private lives, which Sir Alex was famous for. Information such as how the players like to spend their time off the pitch and their hobbies will be examined with the aim of determining how exactly to handle the different personalities present in the squad.

“He’s going to be a lot like Sir Alex Ferguson was,” the source said. “Fergie knew absolutely everything about his players and didn’t like fools. Neither did Ten Hag.

There is expected to be a massive shake-up at the club and it remains to be seen how the players fare and what these measures will mean in the long run. One thing is certain: Erik Ten Hag is serious!


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