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Why Erik ten Hag was unhappy with Manchester United stars on first day of pre-season



Some Manchester United players reported for pre-season training for the first time on Monday morning.

This was, of course, their first session under new manager Erik ten Hag, who was confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor in April but finished 2021/22 with Ajax before linking up with United.

Following the start of pre-season, there have been plenty of images and videos posted to United’s social media account showing a number of players training.


Now, less than 24 hours on from Manchester United’s first session under Ten Hag, a story has already emerged about the Dutchman being unhappy with United players.

The incident that upset Ten Hag occurred at the end of the training day. As per the Mirror, Manchester United players dumped their bibs in one big pile as they left the training ground following their first session under the former Ajax man.

However, Ten Hag wanted the bibs, which were coloured blue, yellow and orange, to be left in organised piles, and let the players know he was unhappy with them simply discarding the shirts without much thought for who would have to pick them up and sort them out.

It is added that Ten Hag considers minute details to be of utmost importance, and the Man United players are likely going to be pulled up on other minor issues until they get to grips with the Dutchman's way of doing things.


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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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