Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly cancelled a deliberate day without work for his gamers and compelled them right into a humiliating operating train because the fallout from the shock Brentford defeat continues.
Ten Hag, who oversaw a profitable pre-season however has endured a nightmare begin within the Premier League, was helpless as he watched his facet capitulate on the Brentford Group Stadium.
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It was United’s second straight defeat after the opening day loss to Brentford and consigned the Crimson Devils to the underside of the Premier League ladder for the primary time in 30 years.
And according to The Telegraph’s Jason Burt, ten Hag was livid with what his staff served up towards the Bees and ordered his staff to come back to the membership’s coaching floor for a punishing additional session.
“With United not enjoying once more till subsequent Monday, at dwelling to Liverpool, ten Hag had meant to permit his squad to not report back to their coaching HQ, Carrington, for a restoration day,” Burt wrote.
“As a substitute, having instructed the gamers that their efficiency was ‘surprising’ and agreeing with the post-match evaluation that they’d performed ‘like youngsters’ ten Hag demanded a response with an intense coaching session which, surprisingly after a recreation, included a component of operating.”
Over the course of 90 minutes, United ran 95.6km as a staff whereas Brentford chalked up 109.4km.
The surprising margin was one other component of ten Hag’s brutal punishment, as Burt claims the Dutchman compelled his gamers to cowl 13.8km all through the coaching session carried out in 30-degree warmth, “precisely the space they collectively ran lower than the Brentford gamers in the course of the recreation.”
With a conflict towards bitter rivals Liverpool on the horizon, issues might get a lot, a lot worse earlier than they get higher for ten Hag and Manchester United.