Luke Shaw has taken aim at his former Manchester United managers with a cheeky dig.
The 27-year-old left-back heaped praise on his new boss Erik ten Hag as the newly-appointed manager’s preparations for the new season gather steam. The Red Devils players have been through the wringer due to the Dutchman’s intense training ground regiment.
Ten Hag, who won three Eredivisie titles with Ajax, is understood to have also impressed United’s stars with his tactical knowledge, which the side appeared to lack throughout the 2021/22 season. And defender Shaw did not beat around the bush as he indirectly took a swipe at former managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
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Shaw said: “It's clear that he's a top, top manager. He has a structure to play the way he wants us to play. We haven't had that for quite a while, and it was clear to see last season, which was extremely disappointing.
“We have to bounce back [from last season] and he has been working us extremely hard, but I think we need it. We're really looking forward to this season because I know it's going to be much better than the last one.”
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United regularly appeared devoid of ideas on the pitch as they finished sixth in the Premier League last campaign. That, along with reports of infighting and a dressing room leak off the pitch, meant they extended their run without a trophy to five seasons.
Ten Hag takes charge of his first United game in a Bangkok friendly against Liverpool on Tuesday. He will be without defenders Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane as he prepares his side for their first league game against Brighton on August 7.
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