Manchester United will profit from new supervisor Erik ten Hag’s stinging criticism as listening to truths they “do not wish to hear” will solely enhance the squad, defender Diogo Dalot has mentioned.
Ten Hag was livid when United let slip a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on their pre-season tour, with the Dutch coach saying their lack of focus was “unacceptable”.
The draw was a blip of their preparation for the brand new Premier League season after three straight wins however Dalot mentioned Ten Hag’s disciplinarian method was obligatory for the rebuild as they appear to keep away from a repeat of final season’s sixth-placed end.
“It’s self-discipline. We must be prepared for that, to be prepared to listen to issues that possibly we do not wish to hear. However I feel the whole lot is for the larger good of the group and that is an important factor,” Dalot advised reporters.
“We must be proactive… Learn the sport, be all the time on our toes. Mentally we have now to be related on a regular basis and hopefully we are able to enhance slightly bit extra as nicely and go to the season.
“I really feel that we begin from scratch: new supervisor, new stuff, new power, new gamers coming in and we’re wanting ahead to play with them as nicely. We have to construct a group, a workers, a membership, everybody collectively and go ahead.”
United return to Europe for 2 extra pre-season video games in opposition to Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano earlier than kicking off the 2022-23 league marketing campaign with a house recreation in opposition to Brighton & Hove Albion on Aug 7.