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What Manchester United players can expect from Ten Hag in pre-season training


An insight into what Erik ten Hag is like during training has been provided recently.

This of course comes with Manchester United players returning to pre-season training for the first time on Monday, June 27th.

A lot of the big names will be missing on Monday as it is only the non-internationals who are expected to arrive at Carrington, but it still gives Ten Hag a chance to begin implementing his plans nevertheless.

The Dutchman, who arrived at the training ground at around 8 am on Monday, is facing the mammoth task of rebuilding a United side who secured their worst ever points total in a Premier League campaign last time out.

Now, one of his former players, Sjoerd Overgoor, has provided an insight into what life was like playing under Ten Hag at Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles – the 52-year-old’s first job as a manager:

"We did a lot of ball work, but a few times in the afternoon we would have to run in the woods in groups,” Overgoor said earlier this year. “He would say that we had to run a certain distance in two minutes. We wanted to prove ourselves to him so our group did it in one minute and 50 seconds.

"He said, 'No. If I tell you to run for two minutes I don't want you to take two minutes and 10 seconds but I also don't want you to run for one minute and 50 seconds. Two minutes is two minutes. He was like that. If you did not stick to the plan you had a problem."


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