Erik ten Hag has warned his Man Utd squad that anyone who doesn’t buy into his way of working will be ‘out the door’ this summer, according to reports.
The Dutchman was confirmed as the new permanent manager at the end of April with former Ajax boss Ten Hag finishing the Eredivisie season before taking the reins at Old Trafford.
As soon as the campaign in the Netherlands finished, Ten Hag began work to assess his Man Utd squad and see where he needed to make improvements ahead of his first season in charge.
Paul Scholes revealed earlier this year that Jesse Lingard had told him that the dressing room has been a “disaster” this season, while a report said that the atmosphere involved a ‘toxic mix of backbiting and spitefulness’.
And The Sun claims that Ten Hag has ‘warned his struggling stars there is no room for egomaniacs’ with ‘plans to instil a Sir Alex Ferguson-style discipline at the club’.
Ten Hag sent a ruthless email to all first-team players at Man Utd telling them they risk being sold unless they ‘stick with him’ next season.
A source told The Sun: ‘The new gaffer sent the first-team players an email, telling them that football is a team game and no individual is more important than any other.
‘His emphasis is all on the team — despite United possessing world class stars. He wants the players to train at a higher intensity so that each session is like a game.
‘The players have been told that their fitness levels will be the best they have ever been and that if they stick with him and back him, they will be fine.
‘If not, they will be out the door. They will be drilled and drilled until they get it right. And if they can’t he’ll replace them with some of the promising youngsters.”
The source added: ‘He’s going to be a bit like Sir Alex Ferguson was. Fergie knew absolutely everything about his players and didn’t suffer any fools gladly. Neither will Ten Hag.’
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