Van de Beek has warned Man United teammates Erik ten Hag’s training is “on a different level”

Donny van de Beek has reportedly told his Manchester United teammates about incoming manager Erik ten Hag, who he worked with during his time at Ajax. He has warned those that have asked that the training levels under the Dutch coach are “on a different level” to what they have been accustomed to at Carrington.

The report from David McDonald of The Mirror claim that the on-loan midfielder is understood to have told his United team-mates how demanding Ten Hag is to play for and warned them they are in for a shock when he takes over.

A source from the club reportedly said: “The players have been asking Donny about Ten Hag because he’s played under him before. He told them his training sessions are on a different level to what they’ve been used to and they’ll have to run like they’ve never run before.

“Donny told them he’s really intense, a perfectionist, who does one-on-one training himself with the players. He controls every aspect of his players, including their diets. The basic message was he’s not one to cross – it sounds like one strike and you’re out.”

The 24-year-old was sent on loan to Everton in January after a second disappointing season at Old Trafford. However, he did excel under Ten Hag at The Johan Cruyff Arena during his time with the first-team before his move to United just under two years ago.

He will be hoping to reignite his United career next season under the manager that helped him finish 28th in the Ballon d’Or rankings in 2019.

Ten Hag’s approach in training is not surprising for the man that was dubbed as “one of the best managers in the world” by his current captain. His attention to detail is well-known and his tactical approach is something that will excite many United supporters.

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