Manchester United coach shares insight into club mood under Erik ten Hag

Steven McLaren has offered his view on the mood at Manchester United under Erik ten Hag.


Manchester United appointed Erik ten Hag as their new manager back in April.

The Dutchman has since taken charge of his first pre-season tour at United and had mixed results.

The Red Devils smashed Liverpool 4-0 early on, but more recently blew a 2-0 lead vs Aston Villa and lost to Atletico Madrid.

Regardless, Steven McLaren has stated that he gets a great feeling from the current Manchester United dressing room:

“This group have been fantastic. I get a great feeling,” McClaren told United’s official website. “I’ve been into many, many dressing rooms and many dressing rooms for the first two, three, four weeks you kind of know and can smell [it].

“I’ve got a good feeling about this dressing room.”

He added: “The great thing that I’ve found is that these are great players to work with. They were a little quiet the first week: it [the training] was very demanding.

“But as we got to know the players, as we got more and more into training sessions and they know the demands, the intensity, the competition, the winning and losing, the banter that goes along with it, you can feel the noise and the volume in training, in the dressing room, around the hotel and around Carrington, start to [build].

“That’s what I like, that’s why I enjoy coaching, that’s why I enjoy coming back here because these are damn-good players. You can see that.

“I mean you’ve seen little bits of it in pre-season: the combination of the front three, the work rate of the midfield, you know the organisation at the back. These are good players and they really are – I know they found the first week tough and demanding.”

Manchester United’s first competitive match under Erik ten Hag will take place on Sunday the 7th of August vs Brighton.

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