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What Man Utd players ‘like’ about Erik ten Hag with Mitchell van der Gaag wowing too

Since their arrival at Manchester United almost a year ago, Erik ten Hag and Mitchell van der Gaag have changed the organization.

According to sources, the Manchester United players ‘enjoy’ the clarity with which Erik ten Hag issues instructions. Since taking over as manager last year, the 53-year-old has made an impression, and the team has won 67% of its games so far this year. Additionally, Mitchell van der Gaag, who transferred with him from Ajax to Old Trafford, has left a lasting effect.

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After a terrible season under Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United was in turmoil a year ago.

However, Ten Hag has already had success with the group, as seen by the Red Devils’ third-place Premier League performance, Carabao Cup victory, and FA Cup semifinal appearance.

The 53-year-old’s workaholism, according to The Athletic, has resulted in the establishment of a “coaching culture.”

According to a source, Erik dislikes giving the guys days off.

They are always working; even if they are unable to sit outside, they will be in meetings. He never stops instructing.

“The club now has a coaching culture. The crew is very diverse, and everyone is fulfilling their responsibilities.

They continue, “It’s one of the things some of the players said they liked about him — short meetings with clear messages.”

Following Ten Hag’s depart Ajax, Van der Gaag declined the opportunity to take over as manager of the Eredivisie giants.

The Dutchman has received praise from an unbiased observer for being “exceptionally good.”

“Erik is more of an overseer who steps in when he wants to implement his own unique methods,” the source continues.

Mitchell is well-liked, yet his personality is stereotypically Dutch, and he could spark a fight in a convent.

Additionally, Steve McClaren has received appreciation.

“I think there has been a lot of work done with players already in the building, who have improved this year,” said the insider.

“That sometimes comes from knowing what you want on the field, but other times it comes from counsel or an arm around Steve’s shoulder.

This year, I underwent a lot of personal growth. That involves them being aware of their obligations and roles while also receiving some affection and support.

“The three-pronged attack’s entire combo works nicely. Mitchell, Steve, and Erik. You also have good support coaching after that.

One of the coaches that offer support is Benni McCarthy.

The South African was so determined to be part of the club that he didn’t even inquire about his pay before accepting an offer to join United.

Marcus Rashford has reportedly benefited from his progress as he has worked on heading the team.

Ten Hag will now want his side to improve even more.

The Dutchman is aware that his team needs a few new additions to increase their chances of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

He has Mason Mount in mind as speculation of the Chelsea star leaving Stamford Bridge after a trying year in West London grows.

Declan Rice, a person on Mount’s close buddy Mount’s radar, is another player.

United is also interested in Tottenham’s Harry Kane, however, it will be difficult to acquire the England international.

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