Viewers got a glimpse of Erik ten Hag's high expectations when the Manchester United manager was heard shouting "what the f*ck are you doing" towards one of his players during their clash against Crystal Palace.
United's impressive form in pre-season continued on Tuesday as goals from Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho sealed a relatively straightforward 3-1 win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The club's latest win against Premier League opposition sealed a third win in three pre-season games, but one thing is for certain – Erik ten Hag is not getting carried away by their performances on tour.
Pretty sure I heard Ten Hag shout "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING??"— ً (@TheFergusonWay) July 19, 2022
Not sure to who though.
Last week, the former Ajax boss said he seen "a lot of mistakes" from his team during their 4-0 win against Liverpool in Thailand. He went on to admit that Jurgen Klopp's side were "not at their strongest."
Then on Tuesday afternoon, in the 87th minute of United's clash against Crystal Palace, the Dutchman could be heard ripping into one of his players during the latter stages of the second-half.
They may have been 3-1 up at the time, but a furious Ten Hag could be heard shouting: "What the f*ck are you doing" to one particular player.
You can see the footage of that incident below.
Slowed with the volume up, for those without working ears.— ᴴ (@HaroIdCunt) July 19, 2022
Sorry to disappoint but it's clearly "Charlie" 👍 pic.twitter.com/JuHFb7v0Y0
Some fans on Twitter believe Ten Hag's message was aimed at 19-year-old midfielder Charlie Savage, who was brought on in the second-half to freshen things up.
But others believe goalkeeper David de Gea was the player to blame after the Spaniard decided to scrap playing out from the back. You decide.
😂 Erik ten Hag was NOT happy with David de Gea’s decision-making… Even at 3-1 up with minutes to spare…— Alex Turk (@AlexCTurk) July 19, 2022
“DAVID, WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU DOING?!” pic.twitter.com/Knnd9jz7Uw
United went 1-0 up in the first half through Anthony Martial, who has impressed after returning from his loan spell with Sevilla.
Marcus Rashford, a player that has struggled for form in recent months, then gave a glimpse of what brand of football they might come to expect this season with this cracking team goal.
Jadon Sancho then made it three after another impressive counter-attack move.
Ten Hag, meanwhile, is relishing the challenge of taking charge of such a big club like Manchester United.
“It’s a real challenge to get them again restored to where they belong. I am highly motivated to get that done," he told PA.
“We want to win every game and it doesn’t matter who the opponent is.
“I think that belongs to the status of Manchester United and that is what we will do. That will be the demand of the squad and of every player.”
Erik ten Hag: "We press. We press all day - if we can, we do it high up the pitch. If we can't, we have to do it in a lower block. We have to press, but we also have to do it together, as a team." #mulive [mutv]— utdreport (@utdreport) July 19, 2022
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