Arriving from Ajax Amsterdam to straighten out Manchester United this summer, Erik ten Hag did not expect such a hectic arrival in England. Since he has been on the bench for the Red Devils, the Dutchman has struggled to see new players arrive and even faces a dilemma with Cristiano Ronaldo, still awaiting departure. On the sporting level, nothing is going well for the moment after two defeats in two days, including a humiliation on the lawn of Brentford, which caused a lot of talk (4-0).
However, The Athletic indicates on Monday that the new United manager has seen his resolve strengthened by his first setbacks in charge of United and that he will challenge his players to improve. However, the Mancunian locker room, which would have been surprised by the discipline imposed by the ex-manager ajacide, does not seem to be completely in agreement with his superior. Indeed, according to the Manchester Evening Newsthe methods of the technician would have created tensions internally.
A fight broke out at the training center
Dissatisfied with the slap received against Brentford and these four goals conceded in 35 minutes during the first half (4-0 at the end of the match), Erik ten Hag had decided to cancel a day off and replacing it with training in 30 degree heat, which would have left players “crumbled”. A decision that came after a tense week, marked by the debacle at Brentford, but also by a huge row in the dressing room at the Carrington training complex on Thursday.
Moreover, the decision to keep Harry Maguire as captain is not fully validated by the team and some executives, including Cristiano Ronaldo, would not understand his status as an indisputable starter. Rumors around Cristiano Ronaldo have also contributed to this bad atmosphere in the locker room. the MEN even claims that some players think that a departure from CR7 could be beneficial so that the atmosphere improves. On and off the pitch, Erik ten Hag still has a lot of work to do.