“Not good enough, give me maximum”

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy has given an update on Erik ten Hag’s training session at Manchester United. The Dutchman started training with the players on Monday 27 June in Carrington.

According to Reddy, several changes in training patterns have been observed since the times of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and former interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

The Norwegian didn’t have much authority over the players. He used to have Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick and Mike Phelan leading and watching the practice.

Rangnick’s sessions, meanwhile, were chaired by Chris Amas. They focused on training with the ball, but players weren’t stopped and corrected regularly.

Ten Hag is a very hands-on trainer. He noticed a lack of comfort on the ball in Manchester United players last season. Along with Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McLaren, he tries to train players to construct attacks while in possession.

Also, unlike Rangnick, he stops and corrects players when an exercise isn’t being performed correctly. He often uses the line “Not good enough. Give me the maximum” to bring out the best in Manchester United players.

Ten Hag is enthusiastic on the pitch and has had light conversations with the players so far, but has also been specific in his demands.

Goalkeeper David de Gea has complimented the new coach’s ideas, standards and discipline. Another senior player commented on how Ten Hag wants players to think and work mentally as well.

So if the first few sessions go by, there could be a big shift in United’s performances next season.

Barcelona are preparing a farewell video for Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong

According to journalist Gerard Romero (via Manchester Evening News), Barcelona have already prepared a farewell video for midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The Dutchman has been the subject of a lengthy transfer saga between the two clubs. This has been the case since May, when Ten Hag identified him as a target.

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For the Dutchman, the Red Devils have now agreed with Barcelona on a fixed transfer fee of 65 euros + surcharges. Along with Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, he is expected to be Ten Hag’s first signing at Old Trafford. “Not good enough, give me maximum”

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