Erik ten Hag: I inherited a ‘no good culture’ at Manchester United

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has revealed that he inherited a ‘no good culture’ at the club and it’s his job to ‘control standards’ following his falling out with Jadon Sancho.

The England winger is training alone after refusing to apologise to Ten Hag following the pair’s falling out after a defeat to Arsenal. Sancho branded Ten Hag’s claims that the midfielder was not picked due to his performances in training as ‘completely untrue’. Though Sancho has since deleted the Tweet, he feels that he’s been the victim of double standards by the Dutchman.

Sancho now faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford, with the winger refusing to back down and issue a public apology.

Ten Hag Must Maintain Standards at Manchester United

But Ten Hag is similarly resolute in his stance, and he says he must maintain standards at the club. Asked about Sancho, Ten Hag refused to refer explicitly to the winger by saying: ‘I think everything is said. So the squad is strong, in good spirits and good mood going into the game.

‘Strict line is the point but the club ask me because there was no good concept before the end of last season, my job to control the standards. It’s never been one mistake, it’s a whole process before you come to a certain outcome about straight lines, the staff and players there is a structure with crossed lines and you have to be strong absolutely.’

Sancho’s absence comes at the worst possible time with Antony on a leave of absence. The Brazilian has been accused of assault, and will not return to the club in the short term.

Ten Hag says the squad must deal with the setbacks. ‘You have sometimes setbacks in seasons, players are injured or for other reasons are not available so you construct a squad and the squad is very good and the players who are available and motivated to give a good performance,’ he said.


Erik ten Hag has revealed that he inherited a ‘no good culture’ at Manchester United when he took over as manager and it’s his job to ensure that standards are maintained at the club. This has led to a falling out with Jadon Sancho, who is now training alone after refusing to apologise for his comments about Ten Hag. With Antony also on a leave of absence due to assault allegations, Ten Hag says that the squad must deal

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