Dalot: United players must prepare for criticism of Ten Hag

MANCHESTER: Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot says his side will benefit from the stinging criticism of new manager Erik ten Hag because hearing “facts they don’t want to hear” will ultimately improve performance. Ten Hag got angry when United lost two goals and drew 2-2 with Aston Villa in a pre-season friendly, and the Dutch manager said the loss of concentration was “unacceptable”. The draw came as a pre-season stumbling block for the Premier League after three straight wins, but Dalot said Ten Hag’s disciplined approach was necessary to rebuild the team, with a desire to avoid a repeat of last year’s fights. season when they finished sixth. “He is disciplined,” Dalot told reporters. We need to be prepared for this, to be prepared to hear things we may not want to hear. But I think it’s all for the greater good of the team and that’s the most important thing. “” We have to be proactive … reading the game and always be ready, “he added.” Mentally speaking, we have to be together all the time. and hopefully we can improve a little and start the season. “I feel we are starting from zero: a new manager, new things, new energy, new players in I arrive and we can’t wait to play with them too. We have to build the team, the staff and the club. Everyone is united and we want to move forward ”. United will play two more pre-season friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano before giving the via to the championship in home to Brighton & Hove Albion on 7 August. (Reuters)