- Ten Hag has reportedly lost the support of half the Man United dressing room
- This comes after their 1-0 loss to Newcastle – their sixth of the league season
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Erik ten Hag has reportedly lost the support of half of the Manchester United dressing room due to his management style.
This comes after the Red Devils fell to defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Saturday, their 10th defeat of the season in all competitions.
With Ten Hag’s side sitting 7th in the table and five points off the top four, the pressure is on the head coach.
Man United also sit bottom of Group A in the Champions League with one match to go and know that they must beat Bayern Munich to have a chance of making the knock-out stages.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Ten Hag, with Sky Sports now reporting that Ten Hag’s management style has seen him lose the support of half of the dressing room at Old Trafford.
Manchester United players are reportedly becoming ‘disillusioned’ under Erik ten Hag
With Ten Hag’s side 7th in the table and five points off the top four, the pressure is on Ten Hag
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They claim that players are unhappy with their style of play, that they feel they are training ‘too hard’ and they are running too much in training – with some senior players ‘not sure what they are running for’.
It’s added that certain senior players have spoken to Ten Hag about what’s going on – bringing up their experiences at previous clubs – and feel his man-management could be improved.
ESPN have also reported that he is now ‘battling to keep key players onside’ ahead of these crucial few weeks.
The report continues to state that ‘a group within the first-team squad are becoming disillusioned’ after their loss to Newcastle.
Despite a number of players ‘remaining behind Ten Hag and his staff, there are concerns within the club that the mood inside the dressing room will dip even further’.
ESPN continue to detail the reasons behind player’s becoming disillusioned, pointing at the Dutchman’s training methods.
‘Among the issues being raised privately among some players are Ten Hag’s intense training sessions since the preseason tour of the United States, and what are considered to be cavalier tactics which have left the team open,’ the report states.
However, Ten Hag has backed his players publicly despite their poor performances this season.
He has refused to openly criticise his players, who are reportedly losing faith in the manager
ESPN report that this is in an attempt to cool the hostile atmosphere within the club.
It remains to be seen as to what the future holds for Ten Hag after he guided his side to a Carabao Cup trophy and Champions League qualification.
Things appear to have turned sour quickly for the Red Devils boss, who will look to turn things around in the coming days.