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Erik ten Hag’s administration criticised by two star Man Utd gamers


Raphael Varane and Casemiro ‘turned dissenting voices’ within the Manchester United dressing room because of Erik ten Hag’s model of administration, in accordance with a report.

Ten Hag is ready to remain at United and signal a brand new contract regardless of having been tipped to be sacked on the finish of the membership’s in depth post-season assessment.

The Dutchman oversaw the Crimson Devils’ worst marketing campaign within the Premier League period, sinking to a ultimate eighth-place end regardless of excessive hopes heading into the 2023/24 season. Nonetheless, he led United to a second trophy in two years, overcoming the percentages and defeating Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup ultimate.

Off the pitch, Ten Hag additionally needed to cope with points inside his first-team setup. The Athletic declare a number of gamers really feel their supervisor dealt them with an ‘overload of knowledge’ and his ‘micromanagement’ has had a destructive influence on particular person performances.

Amongst these to turn out to be disillusioned with Ten Hag’s strategies have been Varane and Casemiro, who joined from Actual Madrid in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Each gamers have been coached by famous man-managers Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane whereas at Madrid and instructed their United teammates about how they got extra ‘freedom’ and their workload was not as overbearing in Spain. Ten Hag, in distinction, had a extra intense deal with ways, which was to Varane and Casemiro’s disliking.

Casemiro, Raphael Varane

Casemiro and Varane weren’t happy with Ten Hag / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Having gained a number of main honours at Madrid, the duo didn’t again down of their stance, regardless of United workers arguing that taking part in within the Premier League required more durable work versus coaching for La Liga video games.

They weren’t the one alumni who did not see eye to eye with Ten Hag with regard to his strategies, although. Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was terminated by mutual consent halfway by the 2022/23 season after falling out with the supervisor, and this in the end led to different United gamers having the arrogance to go in opposition to Ten Hag.

Varane will go away United this summer time following the expiration of his contract, whereas the membership are prone to try to promote Casemiro, who has been closely linked with a transfer to Saudi Arabia.