Man Utd coaching staff and Erik ten Hag ‘shaken by players’ ahead of Everton clash | Soccer | sport

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been rocked by some of his players’ lack of knowledge of the club, according to reports. The Red Devils take on Everton in the Premier League today, looking to bounce back from last weekend’s horrific 6-3 loss to Manchester City. And intriguing details are emerging ahead of the game at Goodison Park as they look to move up the ranks.

Manchester United have made progress under Ten Hag.

But the start of the season has certainly not been easy for the Dutchman, with his side having lost to Brighton, Brentford, Real Sociedad and Manchester City so far this season.

Now, ahead of United’s showdown with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, The sun say Ten Hag and his coaching staff were “stunned” by some players’ lack of knowledge about the club.

It is claimed that after their loss to City last Sunday, the Dutchman quizzed the players on what they knew – and was shocked that some of them hadn’t even visited the club’s museum.

A source reportedly said: “The manager was furious with the performance against City.

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Ten Hag is keen to change United’s culture.

He believes the club have squandered millions since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, ensuring they fall behind their fierce rivals in the process.

And he wants his players to follow his orders to improve.

United face Everton today having won six of their last eight matches in all competitions, while they also battled to a 3-2 victory against Omonia on Thursday.

But they remain inconsistent and, with the Toffees currently flying under Frank Lampard, Sunday’s game is a fascinating one.

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Speaking ahead of the contest on Merseyside, Ten Hag called on United to give their all in their quest for the three points.

He told a press conference: “It’s not ‘hope’, we have to do it.

“First we have to create a plan, then extend it with desire, passion and high intensity and we have to be ready for kick-off on Sunday, and from the first minute, be in the game.

“[Everton are] a real adversary worthy of the name. They are undefeated in the last six games, so they are a tough opponent.

“[They have] good organization, they play with passion, so I like them. We have to be good, we have to be at our best to get the right result: it’s a win.


“They have good players, they have a good team, they have a good manager, so we have to be prepared.

“We have to be ready to start the game well and get the right result.

“You have to see it like that [positively] and face it like that, it’s an opportunity to collect many points.

“We play in three [competitions] in this [next] months, and we have to go from game to game learning the lessons every time.

“Learn from it, move on, keep going and prepare for the next game.”

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