Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag spoke to MUTV forward of his crew’s pre-season pleasant towards Premier League opposition, Crystal Palace, on Tuesday.
The United supervisor spoke a few vary of points and subjects that might be of curiosity to many United followers who’ve been happy with Ten Hag’s model of play and philosophy after convincing pre-season pleasant wins towards Liverpool and Melbourne Victory.
Talking to the media forward of the sport tomorrow, the brand new man within the Outdated Trafford dugout spoke in regards to the crew’s coaching classes, describing them as “so intense with a concentrate on conditioning and a number of ball work.” The supervisor additionally spoke in regards to the gamers who’ve reportedly taken to his hands-on coaching strategies like a duck to water, describing them as “very sharp in coaching.”
On the crew’s coaching classes, Ten Hag additional spoke on the significance of counter-pressing, one thing United have been accused of missing underneath earlier managerial regimes. He famous that this was bettering, with response occasions for the crew as an entire getting shorter.
In a vote of confidence that may bode effectively for the gamers’ confidence, the supervisor remarked, “The gamers within the crew do very well they usually reply effectively to working towards, the workout routines, to the sport plan and to the ideas we current on them. So that you see one thing is rising. Are we pleased with it? It’s a place to begin.”
The previous Ajax supervisor was additionally requested about United’s new signing, Christian Eriksen, who he labeled as an skilled participant, highlighting the participant’s in depth enjoying profession in Italy, Holland, and even a former stint in England with Tottenham Hotspur.
Talking in regards to the Danish celebrity, Ten Hag mentioned, “I feel he [Eriksen] is a powerful soccer participant and I feel the followers will take pleasure in watching him, as a result of he’s inventive, he has concepts. I feel particularly our strikers can even be completely satisfied as a result of he’s the one who can contain them within the sport.”
The Dutchman went forward and described Eriksen as ‘the appropriate participant to get in.’ From his remarks in regards to the 30-year-old, it’s clear that Ten Hag sees him as central to his revolution on the Theatre of Desires.
Ten Hag was additionally requested about Lisandro Martinez, who was just lately confirmed by United because the third signing of the brand new period, topic to a medical, participant phrases being finalized, and to UK visa necessities.
On his former participant, Ten Hag mentioned, “He’s a warrior and I feel the followers will admire him. He has an angle and a preventing spirit. He brings aggressiveness to the sport, in a great way. I feel we’d like that”
“I feel it’s vital, yeah. I feel the Premier League is excessive depth, with plenty of challenges. We want such gamers [with fighting spirit]. Sure concepts, he is aware of them. That is a bonus, clearly.”
In an obvious message to the United board, the senior hierarchy, and even the fanbase, Ten Hag went into element about not solely the significance of the beginning eleven on the pitch but in addition a high quality squad with adequate depth in each place.
He mentioned, “I don’t suppose you possibly can discuss [the] beginning XI gamers. I feel we’d like a squad. It is a season with much more video games than ever, by the World Cup. You want depth within the squad, so we’d like greater than 11 beginning gamers and we’re engaged on that.”
United can be seeking to prolong their spectacular profitable type in pre-season as they face Crystal Palace tomorrow on the Melbourne Cricket floor.