McTominay: Ten Hag’s philosophy is clear to see

Monday 11 July 2022 08:00

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is full of praise for his new manager Erik ten Hag and the way he wants to play.

Our no.39 conducted an interview with club media in Bangkok and gave an insight into the methods of his new boss.

Scott returned to training on Monday, after his exploits with Scotland in June, and he noted that the boss is pushing the players as we seek to build fitness ahead of the new campaign.

Ten Hag is known for his intricate attention to detail, and it is this method of coaching which garnered the Dutchman much praise and success during his time as manager of Ajax.

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“He's got an idea of the way he wants to play, and he executes it really, really well in terms of getting across to the players,” said McTominay.

“[It is] the same with [assistant coach] Mitchell [van der Gaag]. The philosophy and the ideas of the style of play for us [are] clear to see.

“It's up to us as players now to really take the message on board and push with everything we’ve got, all year.”

Despite a disappointing campaign last year, McTominay is determined to put that right this season and he outlined his motivation and commitment to improve the Reds’ fortunes in 2022/23.

“[You have] that energy from last year,” he said. “All that energy should be put now into the new one.

“As the manager reiterated, we’re here to work hard. We’re not here to go and sightsee and see all of Thailand.

“It's time to work and it's really time to focus for sure.”

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