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Man Utd stars ordered into training early at 9am by new boss Erik ten Hag as he lays down law like Sir Alex Ferguson

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Erik ten Hag has reinstated Sir Alex Ferguson’s 9am starts during pre-season as he looks to lay down the law early on in his reign.

The Dutchman took his first training session on Monday and he’s already stamping down his authority.

Ten Hag arrived at Man Utd’s training ground just after 8am

Assistant manager McClaren was the first to arrive

First-team star David de Gea was one of the first players to arrive at Carrington

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According to the Manchester Evening News, players were ordered to report to Carrington by 9am – something legendary manager Ferguson did.

It’s a drastic change compared to United’s last permanent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian would allow players to report for training an hour later, earning his “soft” label.

And to help enforce this change, Ten Hag has the help of Ferguson‘s old No2 Steve McClaren.


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The Red Devils assistant manager was one of the first to arrive at the training ground at 7.45am.

While Ten Hag arrived at just after 8am to prepare for the day.

Ten Hag is keen to change United’s team spirit by installing a feel-good factor at the club.

The squads MUST eat together and socialise after training.

Ten Hag greeted cameras as he walked out onto the training pitches
The Dutchman has brought back Fergie policies which include arriving for training no later than 9am
Academy stars were handed their chance to impress the new boss
Marcus Rashford was all smiles in training


Ferguson made similar demands during his 26-year stint at United – but it evaporated following his departure.

Ten Hag has also demanded the grass be cut to 15mm exactly to help with his on-ball drills.

United are also looking to make a number of signings to help Ten Hag achieve success.

He is eyeing a reunion with Frenkie de Jong.

The midfielder will take upwards of £60million to get him out of Barcelona.

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Ten Hag worked with De Jong at Ajax.

Free agent Christian Eriksen is being eyed, as is Ajax duo Lisandro Martinez and Antony.