MAN UTD’s players have been preparing for the 2022-23 season for just over a week.
Erik ten Hag berated his Manchester United players following a succession of mistakes by trio Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot, and Marcus Rashford. The Dutchman is keen to raise standards during the first few weeks of pre-season after inheriting an underperforming squad.
United’s players returned to the club’s Carrington training base at the start of last week and have been put through their paces by Ten Hag and his coaching staff. Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Steve McClaren is back at United, alongside Ten Hag lieutenant Mitchell van der Gaag.
In a video posted to the Red Devils’ social channels, McClaren and Van der Gaag can be heard calling out errors made by individuals. Ten Hag then steps in to give his players a dressing down.
Fernandes, who passes to Anthony Elanga’s left side, is the first star to err. McClaren yells in response, “On the right foot Bruno! the appropriate foot!”
However, it was obvious that the message was not understood since right-back Dalot repeated the mistake by passing to Scott McTominay‘s left side rather than his right. In the distance, one can hear, “On the right!”
The third player to make the error is Rashford, who will be hoping for a new start under Ten Hag when he passes to Anthony Elanga‘s incorrect side. Before a coach screams, “To the right, Marcus!” there is a loud grunt.