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Fernandes hails Ten Hag's two strengths that Man Utd "missed" under Solskjaer and Rangnick

Ryan Smart

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Fernandes hails Ten Hag's two strengths that Man Utd "missed" under Solskjaer and Rangnick

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has named two strengths of Erik ten Hag that were not present under previous regimes at the club.

Ten Hag was appointed as United boss at the beginning of this season, and the Red Devils currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League table.

They are just one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham, and are still in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.

Ten Hag has introduced a more attractive style of play, helped Marcus Rashford to return to top form and has completed deals for a number of signings who have become crucial to United, such as Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez.


The manager was also praised for how he dealt with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's explosive interview with Piers Morgan, with ESPN reporting, via sources, that he told club chiefs he didn't want Ronaldo to play for United again. The Portugal legend left the club by mutual agreement during the World Cup.


Now, Fernandes has spoken out about two key factors that have changed under Ten Hag in comparison to previous reigns, with the Dutchman having followed Ralf Rangnick's interim spell last season, and predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fernandes names two Ten Hag strengths


Speaking prior to United's 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on December 27, Fernandes told NBC Sports (quotes via Daily Mirror): "You enjoy it when you win games. If you are winning, everyone will be more happy.

"The strikers want to get their goals, their assists, those kind of things are always important for everyone.

"I think the main thing for us, because we've been in difficult moments with the changing of coaches, so we find now a coach that gave us stability. That was really important, and something that was missing.

"And big discipline. That, for me, was something that was massive on our team that we need.


"I think in our team, we were missing a little bit of that, and I think now everyone understands that you do whatever you have to do, or you're out."

Ten Hag's focus on discipline was highlighted during pre-season, with The Athletic reporting that one player was late for a team meeting on two occasions. The player was set to feature in the match, but the manager dropped him instead.

That focus has continued throughout the season, and United fans will hope that, combined with performances on the pitch, will result in a successful season for the club.

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Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Manchester United

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