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Two Manchester United players “step up training” as Erik ten Hag rewards efforts



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Manchester United have had two players step up their levels in training, with Erik ten Hag rewarding their efforts, according to a recent report.

The season feels like it is taking somewhat of a turn for Manchester United after they lost half of their opening 18 games of the season, with Erik ten Hag‘s men having won six of their last eight in the Premier League.

The club currently sit sixth in the competition, level on points with Tottenham Hotspur and only three points behind Manchester City – a situation unimaginable just five weeks ago – although it must be said that both clubs have been on a rotten run of form.

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Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire have played big roles in this upturn of form at Old Trafford, with both players starting in all six of United’s most recent games in the competition.

According to The Athletic, this has come as a result of Ten Hag rewarding the players due to them stepping up their levels in training.

Harry Maguire has won November’s Player of the Month award in the Premier League, while Scott McTominay is now the club’s top scorer this season with six goals, five of those coming in the Premier League.

McTominay scored twice in injury time as a substitute against Brentford to secure his side all three points in what was one of the most dramatic ends to a fixture ever seen at Old Trafford and has started every game in the league since.

It is a welcome change from the beginning of the campaign, where every player in the squad looked switched off, lackadaisical, and un-bothered, with results reflecting that. Despite some kinks that still need to be ironed out, the squad are starting to look more energised, rhythmic, and switched on, with Maguire and McTominay no doubt catalysts of this.