Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, is dissatisfied with the lack of versatile players in his team.
Ten Hag noticed a lack of left-footed players when he first arrived at Carrington and signed Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony to fill this gap.
The 52-year-old reportedly established particular workouts following primary sessions to strengthen the weaker foot of current United players, according to the Manchester Evening News.
With the addition of new players like Casemiro and Antony, training sessions have become more intensive. It has also created rivalry for positions, with Scott McTominay stepping up to keep Casemiro out of the side after being signed for £70 million.
According to sources, the upper leadership of United has supported ten Hag’s policies at Old Trafford, where his friendly demeanor counterbalances his strict managerial style.
In drills conducted following the squad’s primary practices, we believe that Ten Hag has focused on improving some players’ weaker feet.
One athlete who is thought to have taken part in the exercises to improve his right foot is Luke Shaw.
Ten Hag has impressed figures at United less than four months after being introduced to the personnel and the media at Old Trafford, and according to reports, the team has rapidly adopted his ideas.
Ten Hag has kept everyone at the Carrington training site on their toes by striking a mix between his charming demeanor and strict leadership.
Some players who felt mislead by the previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have welcomed the Dutchman’s decisiveness with team selections. The Dutchman has been described as unforgiving of poor professionalism, sloppiness, or lack of effort.
Will Erik Ten hag succeed at Manchester United?
Following his recent switch to Birmingham City, former Manchester United winger Tahith Chong is supporting Erik ten Hag to bring success back to Old Trafford.
Chong, who spent the previous season on loan at St Andrew’s, joined the Championship team once more on the final day of the transfer window on a permanent basis. He signed a £1.5 million, four-year contract by putting pen to paper.
The winger’s six-year tenure at Old Trafford came to an end as first-team opportunities under Ten Hag were unlikely to materialize. Prior to Ten Hag’s hiring in May, Chong, who turns 23 in December, only made 19 first-team appearances for United.
The Dutchman, who started United’s final preseason match against Rayo Vallecano in July’s 1-1 draw, was never going to force his way into the first squad at Old Trafford, as evidenced by his struggles to find consistent opportunities in previous years.
However, even if his time with the Reds is coming to an end, he remains optimistic that Ten Hag can revive the fun at M16, claiming he has already seen indications that his fellow countryman is putting his system and philosophy into practice.
“I think it’s very good, from the last couple of games you see he is trying to bring a structure in – a Dutch kind of structure which is not bad,” Chong told BirminghamLive. “Hopefully they can continue on that path and keep improving.
“I think he will do well there but it will take time to really implement his structure and what he wants to bring – but I think in time he will. United in the past are used to playing good football, it’s not like they were just kicking it long and hoping for the best.”
“I think they are quite used to seeing good football anyway. I think that’s where he will prove, he will want to win games as well.”