Ajax manager Erik ten Hag oversees a training session. Austria, July 2019.

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been channelling his inner Sir Alex Ferguson during his first two weeks at the club.

Ferguson was renowned for being a strict disciplinarian during his 26 years in charge of United and Ten Hag also takes no prisoners. 

According to The Daily Mirror, the 52-year-old has already made his players aware of the rules that they must follow under his regime.

The report states that any player that turns up late for training or team meetings will be dropped from the United team and there are no exceptions.

There’s a ban on alcohol during game weeks and players will have a monthly BMI check-up, as well as having a custom-made diet plan drawn up. 

The manager has also asked that his players come to see him if they have any issues – rather than going to their agents. 

United are currently in Thailand for the first part of their pre-season tour and will face Premier League rivals Liverpool in a friendly tomorrow.

Ten Hag oversaw a training drill ahead of the game and some of his players were forced to do push-ups after Zidane Iqbal scored against them.

“It’s been great, obviously a lot of hard work and a lot of tough sessions. But that’s how it should be during a pre-season to get the fitness levels up,” defender Victor Lindelof recently told Sky Sports.

“Training sessions have been really good, [Ten Hag] demands a lot from us and expects us to perform at a high level. It’s been great.

“We want to play good football – want to have the ball and attack as well. We’ve been working a lot on different things during training sessions

“Obviously he knows how he wants to play with the ball and without the ball, so of course we’ve been working on a lot of different things during these two weeks.”

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