Erik ten Hag staying in Lowry Hotel as new boss takes first week of Man Utd training before deciding on players’ futures
ERIK TEN HAG is staying at the Lowry Hotel as he puts Manchester United stars through their paces during his first week of training.
The Dutchman is staying at United’s regular spot as he settles into life in Manchester.
Ten Hag donned a white fleece, grey trousers and black adidas trainers with no socks as he arrived back at his hotel.
United’s new boss has been working with those of his first team squad that weren’t on international duty.
The likes of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and David de Gea are among the superstars already at Ten Hag’s disposal, having reported back on Monday.
Ten Hag, 52, has reinstated Sir Alex Ferguson’s 9am starts during pre-season.
According to the Manchester Evening News, players were ordered to report to Carrington by 9am – something legendary manager Ferguson did.
It’s a drastic change compared to United’s last permanent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian would allow players to report for training an hour later, earning his “soft” label.
And to help enforce this change, Ten Hag has the help of Ferguson’s old No2 Steve McClaren.
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The Red Devils assistant manager was one of the first to arrive at the training ground at 7.45am on Monday.
While Ten Hag arrived at just after 8am to prepare for the day.
Ten Hag is keen to change United’s team spirit by installing a feel-good factor at the club.
The squads MUST eat together and socialise after training.
More of Ten Hag’s squad will gradually arrive for pre-season in the coming weeks, before they jet out to Thailand for their pre-season tour next month.