Erik ten Hag got his Manchester United flops to report to Carrington for an extra training session after yesterday’s humiliation at Brentford.
The Red Devils were blown away by Thomas Frank’s Bees at the Gtech Community Stadium with the west London side running out comprehensive 4-0 winners.
United floundered in the capital as Frank’s side scored four goals across 25 first half minutes to leave Ten Hag and the Manchester United supporters flabbergasted as to what they had witnessed.
The Dutchman became the first United manager to lose his first two games since John Chapman in 1921.
Ten Hag tells United flops to report to Carrington for extra training session
The Times reports: “Ten Hag was back at his desk at United’s Carrington base early this morning after he and the squad travelled back from London last night.
“The squad were due to have a day off today, but ten Hag was so furious with his players’ performances that he told them to report to Carrington this morning for an extra training session.”
The manner in which we surrendered against Brentford means United sit at the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time since August 1992.
Next up for the former Ajax manager is the small matter of welcoming our fierce rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford in eight days time.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick last season, Jurgen Klopp’s side beat us 9-0 on aggregate across the two Premier League matches last season.
Ten Hag will be fearing a repeat of last season’s drubbings against the League Cup and FA Cup holders.
The 52-year-old has rightly got his embarrassing group of expensively assembled under-performing flops back to Carrington and the Dutchman’s no-nonsense approach is much-welcomed.
Manchester United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired has been given quite the baptism of fire to English football, but with 18 days remaining of the summer transfer window, the club’s underwhelming hierarchy have got to step up to the place and produce the goods for their manager.