Reporter notebook: New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag making his mark at Old Trafford | Football News

There is a pause, the three or so seconds allowing a technical staffer to offer his most accurate assessment of the manager's debut pre-season in charge of Manchester United. "There can be no doubt, this is Erik ten Hag's club."The summation does not require elaboration for those who witnessed the Dutchman from close quarters during United's tour of Thailand and Australia.Ten Hag is in control, his influence stretching not solely to the large details at the club such as operational structure, but even the little ones like preventing the players from visiting and being filmed on the set of Australian...

Man Utd: Erik ten Hag must get Champions League place and Frenkie de Jong is ‘top class’, says Jamie Carragher...

Jamie Carragher has admitted it "doesn't feel right" to see Manchester United competing in the Europa League but says it will not be easy for them to return to the top four this season. United finished sixth in the Premier League in what was a hugely disappointing 2021/22 campaign, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked in November and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick endure an underwhelming sixth-month spell in charge. The club failed to lift a trophy for the fifth successive season and were eliminated from the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Atletico Madrid.All of that means United will...

Raphael Varane: Manchester United must improve everything under Erik ten Hag – it’s just the beginning | Football News

Raphael Varane knows Manchester United need to "improve in everything" over pre-season as new manager Erik ten Hag starts to mould the side in his image.After starting last season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and limping over the line in sixth under interim boss Ralf Rangnick, the Old Trafford giants have entrusted the 52-year-old to turn things around. Ten Hag has been drilling the side during pre-season training and oversaw an eye-catching 4-0 friendly win against rivals Liverpool in his first match as United boss on Tuesday.The Dutchman immediately said he would not get carried away by the result in Bangkok...

Erik ten Hag: Inside Manchester United manager’s ‘intense’ first week of pre-season | Football News

The description one of Manchester United's senior players reached for was "intense - not just on the body but the mind. He wants you to think, think, think."Erik ten Hag's first week on the grass with his new team has left quite an imprint on the squad and staff, while providing a detailed sketch of what he expects going forward. The biggest changes multiple United sources have noted are how immersive the manager is during sessions and time spent with the ball during drills.Ten Hag leads every element of training, which is a departure from recent history at Carrington. Ole...