Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United, has included Las Vegas as a stop on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States in the summer, as per a Daily Star report. This will be United’s first visit to the States since 2018, under former Boss Jose Mourinho.
Ten Hag wants to test the discipline of his players during the trip and will not tolerate any attempts to treat it as a holiday. Since taking over in May, Ten Hag has had a positive impact. His pragmatic, yet revolutionary management has led the Red Devils to fourth place in the Premier League. United is also competing in all competitions. The club will play a friendly game at the Allegiant Stadium against an undisclosed Premier League rival during the trip to Las Vegas.
Ten Hag is strict in his approach to management, as Marcus Rashford found out last month. The forward had overslept and was late to a team meeting, as a result, he was punished by starting the game on the bench. Luke Shaw, United’s defender, praised Ten Hag’s methods and acknowledged that players cannot do as they please.
The former Southampton man said, “I think that people can’t do whatever they want and maybe that’s been part of the problem in the past with people getting away with silly little things.” “The manager takes all of that into consideration. Like you’ve seen today, if you’re not keeping the standards high then you won’t play.” the Englishman added.
On Wednesday evening, United will take on Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. They enter the game with a commanding 3-0 lead from their recent victory at the City Ground. Ten Hag is determined to maintain high standards for his players and the trip to Las Vegas will serve as a test of their discipline.
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Christian Eriksen is sidelined for three months after injuring ankle against Reading
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered an ankle injury during the club’s FA Cup win over Reading on Saturday. The injury, which was caused by Reading striker Andy Carroll’s foul on the Danish Midfielder, will supposedly keep Eriksen out of action until early May.
This is a big blow for United, who are currently fourth in the Premier League and in a good position for Champions League qualification. Eriksen Despite the setback, the club remains hopeful that Eriksen will return in time to play a role in the final stages of the campaign.
The statement released by the club informed that the former Spurs man is expected to be out of action for an extended period and initial assessments indicate he will be out until late April or early May. The club is continuing its investigations into the extent of the injury.
The Europa league Stats
Eriksen played has appeared in five Europa League games this season and recorded 2 assists. He had an 86.7% pass success rate and was awarded Man of the Match once. Eriksen’s position in the team is crucial as he often spreads the ball perfectly to the wingers. Eriksen is also impervious to press, making him a safe and secure outlet for the defenders.
The Premier League statistics
In the Premier League, The Dane appeared in 18 games. He recorded 1 goal and 7 assists. Currently he is ranked second in the assists chart, trailing Kevin De Bruyne. He received 3 yellow cards and had 1.2 shots per game average with an 82.7% pass success rate.
Eriksen’s absence will have a huge impact on United’s performance as without him, the Dutch does not have another deep-lying playmaker. Since his transfer from Brentford, the 30year–old has been nothing short of majestic for the Reds. Despite suffering a heart attack during the Euros in 2020, Eriksen has been the epitome of composure. Pundits have expressed their concerns with Manchester United’s lack of strength from the bench. While the first team is in splendid form, Ten Haag does not have a lot of options in the reserves. Fred is better suited in a position higher up the pitch and McTominay’s recent performances have not been convincing either. Now that Eriksen is out, it needs to be seen if United will manage to sign a new player or look to their young guns to step up.
📝 – Marcel Sabitzer has told Manchester United through his agents that he’d be more than happy to join the club and Erik ten Hag’s project. [@FabrizioRomano] pic.twitter.com/IDiYCsZGMb— UtdXclusive (@UtdXclusive) January 31, 2023
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