Erik ten Hag is set to introduce a new rule at Manchester United this season as the Dutchman hopes to rediscover their best form as the struggles continue on and off the pitch.

The United manager has seen his side lose two games already this season, both away from home against the traditional top six. Work needs to be done.

Well, according to the Manchester Evening News, the former Ajax boss is trying to address one of the issues he set out early on as one he wants to resolve at Old Trafford.

According to the report, United players are leaving the club’s Carrington training complex later now as they are kept in for lunchtime meals.

Arsenal FC v Manchester United - Premier League
Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images

United’s nutritional revamp

One of the key aspects Erik ten Hag spoke about that needed fixing was the poor nutrition at the club, according to the report, and it seems the Dutchman is doing his best to solve this issue.

United are maximising their recently-refurbished canteen and new head chef Omar Meziane as part of manager Ten Hag’s nutritional drive.

United players are now leaving Carrington at around 2pm when they were previously free to depart at lunchtime.

Ten Hag’s changes

The Dutch manager clearly has huge autonomy in decisions at Old Trafford and, according to the report, there has been no murmurs of discontent over this decision from the playing staff.

These changes, which have seemingly been needed for the best part of the decade, are once again just part of the club’s supposed ‘football first’ approach under the Dutchman.

Changes including measuring player’s glucose and sweat levels will certainly help the players and these subtle, yet important, alterations may well be felt in the long run which is further evidence of the club’s continued support of Ten Hag over the next few seasons, not just this season.

Related Topics