Manchester United boss Erik ten Haag has reportedly canceled a day off for his players and forced them to go through an embarrassing training session as Brentford’s shock defeat continues.
Having dominated the pre-season with success but having had an underwhelming start to the Premier League, Ten Hag was helpless when he saw off his team at the Brentford Community Stadium.
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It was United’s second defeat since the opening day defeat at Brentford and left the Red Devils bottom of the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.
And as Telegraph’s Jason Burt, the ten hag, was furious at his team’s attack on the Bees and ordered the team to the club’s training ground for an extra session as punishment.
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“With United not playing again until next Monday at home to Liverpool, Ten Hag intended to allow his squad to report to their training ground at Carrington for a recovery day,” Burt wrote.
“Instead, by telling the players that their performance was shocking and agreeing with the post-match analysis that they played ‘like children’, Ten Hag asked for a response after the match with an intense training session that surprisingly included one element: running.”
In 90 minutes, United ran 95.6 km as a team, while Brentford ran 109.4 km.
The shocking margin was another part of the ten-hag’s brutal punishment, as Burt said the Dutchman forced his players to cover 13.8km during training in 30 degree heat, “actually the distance they ran less than the Brentford players in the game”.
With a clash with bitter rivals Liverpool on the horizon, things could be much worse, before Ten Hag and Manchester United get better.