Bench any player that doesn’t listen to you – Erik ten Hag receives order

Erik ten Hag
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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been urged by boxing champion Tyson Fury to be strict and bench any player that fails to listen to his instructions.

Tyson Fury, 33, is a Manchester United fan and remains undefeated in his 33 professional fights to date.

Tyson Fury also believes Manchester United currently have too many ‘prima donnas’ in the team.

Tyson Fury told The Mirror: “I’ll be getting to Old Trafford a little bit more now I’m retired although, to be honest, every time I go there to watch them, they lose.

“And I don’t do second place, I don’t do losing, I don’t do all that s****.

“It’s win or nothing, so watching United at the moment, it’s crazy because I don’t get why these people aren’t running after that ball for 90 minutes.

Tyson Fury
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“A lot of people blame the managers, the coaches, but at the end of the day there are too many prima donnas at Manchester United and the best thing that could have happened is having a clearout, like what’s happening. They need to knuckle down.

“They need someone strict, like Sir Alex Ferguson, who’s going to tell them what to do and if they’re not listening say, ‘It’s the bench for you, I don’t care how good you are or how famous you are, you’re not playing until you decide to work hard’.

“The word ‘team’ means everybody pulls their own weight, they don’t rely on someone else to score the goals or to run for them.

“It’s everyone working hard for a common interest, a common goal, and that’s winning.

“I know nothing about managing football but I know everything about winning and I know everybody has to muck in to get results.

“If I go into the gym on my own to train for a world title then I’m not going to be that successful.

“Which is why I have a full team — my masseuse, my strength-and-conditioning guy, my sparring partners, coaches, that sort of stuff — and we’re all pulling in the same direction to go in there and get results, because that’s what’s needed.

“If some of these guys are pulling in different directions and doing it for their own benefit, we wouldn’t be getting the results year in, year out.”

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