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Manchester United players ‘becoming concerned’ about Erik ten Hag’s training methods



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Manchester United players are said to be becoming concerned about Erik ten Hag’s training methods after a poor start to the season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have won just five of their opening 10 Premier League fixtures so far this season, with Erik ten Hag and his squad sitting 8th in the league table with just 15 points from a possible 30.

The club have also lost two of their opening three Champions League games, and find themselves in desperate need to climb the tables in order to save what has been a rather tragic campaign so far.

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One big problem, which has been highlighted by players before, is the number of injuries that the club is facing – at one point up to 16 players were unavailable for selection through either injury or off-field problems.

While some players have blamed the fixture list for the injury crisis, is it now said that a few of the squad are starting to feel that Erik ten Hag might be contributing to the issue.

According to ESPN, the dressing room is concerned that the intensity of training sessions that the Dutch manager and his staff design are contributing to both fatigue and injuries within the squad.

Manchester United played eight pre-season fixtures during the summer and a further three behind-closed-doors matches once the campaign had kicked off, and the sheer volume of games that the players will be playing, both by the design of the club staff and also the competitions they play in, may significantly contribute to this issue.

United are not the only team suffering injury problems, with clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace also facing similar issues.

The Reds will next welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford as the two teams face off in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford in a repeat of the competition’s 2023 final, where Ten Hag’s men emerged victorious.