Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag used external criticism to fire up his squad beforehand of their crunching tie against Liverpool on Monday, in accordance to reports.
The manager’s unorthodox strategies appear to have worked, with the Red Devils grabbing a 2-1 win over their rivals.
The Mirror’s David McDonnell reports, “It has emerged the United coach used criticism of his players and damning facts from their opening two defeats to get them in the proper body of idea to beat Liverpool.”
“A United source published Ten Hag printed off withering rates from pundits and caught them up at the Red Devils’ training ground complex and in the dressing room.
”Ten Hag’s side came beneath heavy fire and extreme scrutiny after losing their two opening games, including a 4-0 thumping at the arms of Brentford.
Against Thomas Frank’s men, information showed that the Reds were outrun via a tremendous margin, which led to them being on the cease of scathing assaults from supporters and pundits alike.
“Some of the costs made by way of pundits and displayed via Ten Hag included: “United actually aren’t good enough.
”Others included, “Liverpool to win 5-0 again”, “Can’t run”, “not a team” and “they ought to go down”.
“Ten Hag additionally printed off facts – including distance covered, passing percentages, clearances and ball recoveries – and displayed them round the training ground on a every day basis, to exhibit his players how poor they had been in contrast to other teams.”
“The pass was designed to exhibit the squad the stage it wished to get to beat Liverpool.”
“It worked. United covered extra distance – 114km – and made 51 more sprints than Klopp’s guys in their deserved win, their first under Ten Hag.
”Certainly, Ten Hag has proven he can get a response from his players if the report via McDonnell is anything to go by. Fans will be hoping that this impact can be prolonged across the rest of the season.