Ten Hag continues to work his United squad

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:45

The hard work is continuing at Carrington as Erik ten Hag analyses his Manchester United players and prepares a squad for Tour 2022.

Our new manager began his tenure at the training ground on Monday morning and has notably been arriving early each day - and leaving late - to ensure everything is meticulously prepared for his group. 

With a keen eye for detail, Ten Hag plays an active role in all sessions alongside his assistants Mitchell van der Gaag and Steve McClaren.

Our videos so far this week have highlighted how the Dutchman is often in conversation with his players, offering instructions and advice. 

Erik is working with a group that comprises of established senior players like David De Gea, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

They are mixed with fledgling Academy players such as Alvaro Fernandez, Will Fish, Zidane Iqbal, Charlie Savage and Alejandro Garnacho, to name a few. 

The outdoor session on Thursday was intense and enjoyable for all involved, mixing plenty of ball work with hard running to build sharpness.

See who is pictured in the latest training session via the gallery below…


Many of our senior players are still enjoying their summer breaks after taking part in various international fixtures earlier this month. They are expected to join the squad at Carrington next week. 

Those returning Reds will all begin their pre-seasons with rounds of medical testing, as is protocol, before joining the main group out on the training pitches. 
Ten Hag is currently getting to know our squad and he is assessing each player with an open mind. The experienced Dutchman has already stated they all have an opportunity to impress him this summer.

Significantly, Erik and his coaching staff are considering our travelling squad for Tour 2022. That group of players will depart from Manchester Airport on Friday 8 July, for a trip that will visit Thailand and Australia. 
Training highlights: Ten Hag’s first session Video

Training highlights: Ten Hag’s first session

Erik ten Hag arrived early & left late on a galvanising first day at Carrington. Watch his energetic training session...


In case you didn’t know, here’s who we are playing and when…

Liverpool, Tuesday 12 July, 14:00 BST
Melbourne Victory, Friday 15 July, 12:00 BST
Crystal Palace, Tuesday 19 July, 12:00 BST
Aston Villa, Saturday 23 July, 10:45 BST

United will then contest a couple of pre-season friendlies…

Atletico Madrid, Sat 30 July, 13:00 BST
Rayo Vallecano, Sunday 31 July, 16:00 BST 

You can watch every pre-season game under Ten Hag live on MUTV, starting with Liverpool on 12 July.

More from Ten Hag's first week:

  • Reporting for pre-season under Ten Hag Video

    Reporting for pre-season under Ten Hag

    Several members of the squad have returned to Carrington to start pre-season under Erik ten Hag and his staff...

  • What are Ten Hag's pre-season priorities? Video

    What are Ten Hag's pre-season priorities?

    The Debate | A journalist joins ex-players Wes Brown and Danny Webber to discuss our new manager's agenda...