“Everyone Is United’, Insists Manchester United’s Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag on Friday said “everyone is united” at the Old Trafford club, after reports of dressing room unrest with the squad as they prepare for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Burnley.
Manchester United are drowning out all the noise about reports of dressing room unrest with the squad and staff pulling in the same direction as they prepare for Saturday’s trip to Burnley on Friday
United are 13th on the Premier League table after a poor start to the season and have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four matches in all competitions. They were recently beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Ten Hag was asked about a number of leaks coming out of the dressing room, including one report about players being unhappy with his treatment of former United goalkeeper David De Gea, but the Dutch manager was unfazed.
“I don’t know if it’s a leak but I know opinion, so I know my players,” Ten Hag told reporters. “Everyone can make suggestions, we are okay with it. At United, you have to win every game so it doesn’t change anything.”
“It’s my second year, I know it’s not always going only up, you will have gaps and you can get stronger from it as long as you stay together. That’s what we are doing in the dressing room. Everyone is united and at United, you fight.”
Ten Hag also confirmed winger Jadon Sancho remains exiled from the first-team squad over a disciplinary issue. United had confirmed earlier this month that the 23-year-old would train alone and Ten Hag said his return to action “depends on him”.
“For the rest, we are preparing for Burnley and that is our focus. He (Sancho) will not be in the squad,” Ten Hag added.
Burnley are winless since their return to the top flight but Ten Hag praised Vincent Kompany’s side saying “there’s no easy game, definitely not against Burnley.”
The Manchester United manager said Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount would be assessed in training as they return from injuries, before taking a call on their involvement.