United insider claims players were pleased with first training session under Ten Hag

Erik ten Hag took training at Carrington for the first time on Monday morning.

At least 15 senior players were present for the training session under Ten Hag.

According to The Times, the 52-year-old arrived at 8am and held meetings with staff and players before the squad had medical tests and endured some work in the gym.

It is understood that the Dutchman oversaw a “mammoth training session” with his players, which lasted for more than two hours, so it’s clear that the lads will be put through their paces this summer.

After watching the team underperform for 12 months, a period that saw their work-rate constantly questioned by fans and critics, this is the very least these players need to hit the ground running in time for August.

Furthermore, United insider Jonathan Shrager claims the squad “enjoyed” Ten Hag’s approach on the first day of training.

Shrager tweeted: “The squad enjoyed the new manager’s approach, with Ten Hag involving the whole group in the first day’s session. The players are pleased with their initial impressions.”

SN’s verdict

It’s early days but you like to hear that the new manager is making a good impression with his new players.

It will be a huge boost for him to add someone like Frenkie de Jong to the squad as someone who already understands his preferred style of football from the time they spent together at Ajax.

Hopefully this can all contribute to lifting the mood at Manchester United.

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