Erik ten Hag has told his Manchester United players they will be given a clean slate this summer.
The tour gets underway on July 8 and Ten Hag is currently putting his players through their paces at Carrington to prepare them for the upcoming season.
According to ESPN, the first thing Ten Hag did with the players at Carrington on Monday was gather them into a group. He was flanked by his assistants, Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag, while he explained what he expected to see from the first session of the summer.
Moreover, Ten Hag told the players that success next season depends on them. Too many of these players have pointed the finger at previous managers, but the Dutchman can’t allow that to happen, or he’ll end up like the rest.
Ten Hag needs to remain the strongest figure in the dressing room and sources close to the club have told us how impressed they are by his ‘strictness’ when it comes to training.
The former Ajax manager has reportedly told individuals that a disappointing season last year does not make them bad players, so he is showing faith in his players already, especially as he gave everyone a clean slate during pre-season.
Hopefully the lads can hit the ground running on tour and when the competitive season begins.
I’m excited to see what playing style Ten Hag will bring to the table and how long it will take his players to adjust their mindsets on how the game should be approached.