Also frequently seen in these videos and galleries on and United App, he’s a focused new manager, assessing his squad in person for the first time. Ten Hag, alongside his assistants Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag, spent a lot of time getting to know his players this week and was often seen passing on instructions. The Dutchman has a reputation for being a perfectionist and it looks like he already pays close attention to every detail in his new role.


While several senior players have yet to return from their breaks due to attending international fixtures in June, the practice squad so far is made up of a mix of youth and experience. It will no doubt have been an invaluable opportunity for Ten Hag to gain insight into a wide range of Reds of varying levels at the club, while it will have been an incredible opportunity for many of our youngsters to impress the new boss and learn from a number of their more experienced colleagues. It was a particularly memorable week for Zidane Iqbal and Will Fish, who both put pen to paper on new contracts while involved in the sessions.