Bruno Fernandes has welcomed Erik ten Hag’s “strict” control taste and believes the Dutchman’s “transparent” philosophy could make Manchester United a hit once more.
Ten Hag has loved a good begin to his new process since changing meantime trainer Ralf Rangnick on the finish of ultimate season, with United thrashing Liverpool in his first pre-season recreation in Thailand, earlier than additionally overseeing wins over Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Australia.
Fernandes, who has inspired in the ones pleasant suits, praised the 52-year-old’s no-nonsense and hands-on manner and says his ruthless perspective helps to keep the entire squad on their feet.
“He desires his laws, he calls for so much from us and he desires everybody at the identical web page doing the similar issues,” Fernandes informed Sky Sports activities Information forward of Saturday’s pleasant in opposition to Aston Villa in Perth.
“We all know they should be pushing to the similar aspect and if no longer, they are going to be out of the workforce. That is a excellent factor as a result of if you wish to achieve success as a workforce you must be all the time in the similar approach.
“He brings self-discipline however he additionally provides avid gamers the liberty to make alternatives. He has his personal laws we need to observe, however he additionally desires to offer some accountability to the older ones.
“He is strict, he is difficult, however on the identical time, he is a pleasant and simple man to speak to.
“The primary factor is following what he desires as a result of I feel he has a directly line that he desires to have with the workforce and I need to observe that directly line as a result of I feel we will achieve success that approach.
“If everybody understands that we need to observe the foundations, observe what the trainer calls for and what the workforce calls for, everybody can be at the identical web page, in order that’s what’s going to make the workforce a hit.
“I feel everybody can be glad on the finish of the season if we will do the whole thing he desires us to do.”
‘Ten Hag’s philosophy transparent’
Charged with overseeing a large rebuild at Previous Trafford, Ten Hag’s meticulous paintings has been transparent all over United’s pre-season thus far.
Within the early levels in their 4-0 pleasant win over competitors Liverpool, it used to be transparent the tenets Ten Hag have been drilling into his avid gamers – sharper response, surety in transition, self belief at the ball and brotherly love with out it – have been taken on board.
Requested if the workforce can already really feel the adaptation of their taste of play, Fernandes stated: “I feel it is transparent. He explains in point of fact smartly what he desires and he calls for that so someone no longer doing what he calls for they know they are going to be punished.
“So I feel while you speak about self-discipline, it is about that. He is very transparent, so there is no approach you’ll be able to get away from that. Even though you do not perceive English you’ll be able to perceive the best way he desires to play, so I feel this is in point of fact necessary for us.
“No person can escape with anything else with him and the senior avid gamers must play their section too, ensuring that everybody is at the identical web page.”
Ten Hag: Guy Utd should beef up with proper avid gamers
Erik ten Hag believes new signings are “necessary” if his first season at Manchester United is to be a good fortune.
Tyrell Malacia used to be the one new face on a pre-season commute that ends with Saturday’s pleasant in opposition to Aston Villa in Perth, however offers for Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have been struck all over their time in Australia.
“We signal Eriksen for the midfield division,” the United boss stated. “We’re in point of fact pleased with that.
“Sure, I’m in point of fact pleased with the efficiency from our midfield and offence division on this second, however I additionally know this season is numerous video games, the International Cup, so we want extra choices the place you could have a excellent workforce.
“And it is not handiest in regards to the workforce, you wish to have a excellent squad to get the correct effects on the finish of the season. So we need to beef up the squad much more and we’re having a look round, but in addition we want the correct avid gamers.”
Bruno hopes to pay off United’s religion
Fernandes hit the bottom operating following his transfer to Previous Trafford from Wearing Lisbon in January 2020, scoring 12 targets and registering 8 assists in 22 appearances earlier than the tip of the 2020/21 season.
Then again, the ultimate marketing campaign used to be an underwhelming one via the Portguese’s requirements. He controlled 10 targets in comparison to 28 the former season, however he’s made up our minds to justify the brand new five-year contract he signed in March.
“Once I arrived the membership used to be being criticised and the consequences weren’t the most productive, so once I got here in however no longer as a result of me, the workforce began getting higher effects,” he stated.
“Ultimate season, as a workforce it used to be no longer a hit so for my part it is tricky to achieve success. I used to be attempting in the similar strategy to fortify the workforce, however clearly, it used to be a hard season for everybody and used to be difficult to achieve success for my part since the effects weren’t there.
Guy Utd’s subsequent 5 fixtures
- Aston Villa (N) – Pleasant, Saturday July 23, kick off 10.45am
- Atletico Madrid (N) – Pleasant, Saturday July 30, kick off 12.45pm
- Rayo Vallecano (H) – Pleasant, Sunday July 31, kick off 4pm
- Brighton (H) – Premier League, Sunday August 7, kick off 2pm, continue to exist Sky Sports activities
- Brentford (A) – Premier League, Saturday August 13, kick off 5.30pm, continue to exist Sky Sports activities
“As quickly because the workforce is doing smartly and getting excellent effects, that may make me glad and make my recreation be a lot better.
“I do know everyone seems to be anticipating such a lot from me as a result of my first season used to be superb and ultimate season I handiest scored 10 targets and 14 assists. I do know I will do a lot better than that.
“I am glad for what I have been doing on the membership and the brand new contract presentations the membership respects me and trusts me, and it is time for me to pay off that.
“I am an emotional participant and an emotional particular person. I criticise myself an excessive amount of and occasionally I want to relax somewhat bit, however that is the approach I’m. I do not love to lose however I do not attempt to blame someone. I attempt to see what I will do higher to make the workforce fortify.
“I communicate with the chief and he asks me what I’m feeling in regards to the game-plan and I stated to him I had a trainer at Wearing Lisbon (Marcel Keizer) who got here from Ajax too and the best way of items used to be fairly equivalent and I had my best possible season with him.
“So for me, it is about following the foundations [Ten Hag] desires, following his calls for and my recreation will come naturally. The primary factor for me is that the workforce is a hit.”
‘Struggles weren’t because of Ronaldo’
Fernandes used to be additionally requested in regards to the have an effect on of United and Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, whose long run has turn out to be the topic of intense hypothesis in contemporary weeks.
Ronaldo has informed the membership he desires to depart to play Champions League soccer and didn’t sign up for the squad for his or her pre-season excursion beginning in Thailand, mentioning circle of relatives problems.
Requested whether or not some of the problems ultimate season used to be the reality United’s taste modified to deal with Ronaldo after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to Previous Trafford, Fernandes stated: “No I do not believe so.
“I’m there to serve my strikers and I feel we had an important begin to the season. When Cristiano got here in he scored two targets in his first recreation and I scored one and after that, I scored many targets enjoying with Cristiano.
“I feel all of my targets I used to be enjoying along Cristiano, so I do not believe that used to be the issue in any respect.
“I play with him for Portugal and that may by no means be the issue as a result of excellent avid gamers can have compatibility in combination at any time at any level.”
Ten Hag: No Ronaldo replace
At what level Ronaldo will sign up for up with the United squad is still observed, however Ten Hag has admitted he “can not wait” for the 37-year-old to go back.
“No (replace),” Ten Hag stated of the Portuguese famous person. “It is the identical as ultimate week.”
Requested whether or not he used to be involved that the longer Ronaldo remains away the fewer time he would should be have compatibility, the United boss stated: “After all. However regarding is possibly no longer the correct phrase.
“I focal point at the avid gamers who’re there and they’re doing in point of fact smartly. They’re in excellent form and I can additional focal point on that and expand that. I can’t look ahead to him to return in, then we can combine him.”
Research: Will Fernandes want to adapt to Ten Hag?
Will Fernandes want to trade his taste of play below Ten Hag or have the perceived flaws in his recreation been overplayed?
Sky Sports activities’ Adam Bate analyses the proof…
Guy Utd fixtures: Ten Hag debut in opposition to Brighton on Sky
Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League recreation as Manchester United supervisor can be in opposition to Brighton at Previous Trafford, continue to exist Sky Sports activities, at the opening Tremendous Sunday of the 2022/23 season.
After dealing with Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Sunday August 7, continue to exist Sky Sports activities, United go back and forth to Brentford in the second one spherical of fixtures earlier than webhosting competitors Liverpool in a blockbuster early-season conflict at the weekend of August 20.
United’s commute to the Etihad Stadium for the primary Manchester derby of the season on October 1 kicks off a frightening month which sees Ten Hag’s aspect go back and forth to Everton and Chelsea and host Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham.
The general recreation earlier than the season pauses for the iciness International Cup can be in opposition to Fulham at the weekend of November 12/13. United then go back to motion on Boxing Day at Fulham. 2023 can be ushered in via a house fit in opposition to promoted Bournemouth. Premier League champions Manchester Town are subsequent up at Previous Trafford on January 14, the go back commute to Anfield on March 4, whilst United conclude their season at house to Fulham on Might 28.
Apply the summer time switch window with Sky Sports activities
Who can be at the transfer this summer time when the switch window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?
Stay up-to-date with the entire newest switch information and rumours in our devoted Switch Centre weblog on Sky Sports activities’ virtual platforms. You’ll additionally meet up with the ins, outs and research on Sky Sports activities Information.