Erik Ten Hag was forced to deliver a furious dressing down to his Manchester United players on his very first day at Carrington.
Dutchman Ten Hag was announced as the Red Devils’ next boss back in April, while Ralf Rangnick was still at the helm. He took his very first training session on Monday to assess his squad ahead of the new season.
Ten Hag is known for being highly organised. He is also a man that considers minute details – something that impressed the Red Devils’ hierarchy when they made the decision to appoint him over Mauricio Pochettino and others.
And it seems the squad learnt this first-hand on Monday after Ten Hag delivered a dressing down to players on their way back to the changing room following the session.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the United squad dumped their bibs in one big pile as they left the training ground.
Ten Hag wanted the bibs, which are 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.
As aforementioned, Ten Hag considers minute details to be of utmost importance, and the 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.
Bart Vriends was a part of Ten Hag’s set-up at Go Ahead Eagles, and he previously explained that the Dutchman started making changes on his very first day in charge – as he has seemingly now done at Man United.
“What really came out from those conversations with everyone involved was that Erik ten Hag changed the professionalism at the club in just a couple of weeks at the start of pre-season,” he told Sky Sports.
“This was a small mid-table second division club in a small city in the east. – MirrorOnline