Erik ten Hag ‘tells his Manchester United stars he will not tolerate big egos in an email warning to the squad – and insists he will replace anyone who doesn’t fall in line with academy kids’
- Former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has taken over as manager of Man United
- He has a big job ahead of him following a terrible campaign for the club
- He has outlined what he expects from his players in an email to the squad
New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reportedly laid down the law to his players with an email outlining what he is expecting from them under his leadership.
Ten Hag has a huge job ahead of him with United undergoing a summer clear-out following a dismal campaign.
The former Ajax is looking to change the culture at the club, which has not been right since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly laid down the law to his players in the form of an email
And The Sun report that he has begun to do so through an email.
A source told them: ‘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.’