Harry Maguire reveals coach Erik Ten Hag’s way of using people

07:33 - 15/02/2024 - Admin

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire recently revealed insights into new manager Erik ten Hag’s coaching philosophy and use of the club’s talented youth players this season. Maguire explained that Ten Hag judges and selects players strictly based on quality and performance, not age or experience.

As United has improved in recent matches, young talents like Garnacho, Hansen, and Kobbie Mainoo have all seen their roles increase thanks to standout performances in training and matches. Maguire attributes their seamless integration into the first team to Ten Hag’s willingness to provide opportunities.

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Harry Maguire reveals coach Erik Ten Hag's way of using people

Maguire told Sky Sports, “Since Ten Hag arrived, many young academy players have been promoted to train with the senior squad. If they show quality, the manager gives them a chance to feature, regardless of age. It’s purely about how you perform here and now.”

“Developing young players is central to United’s philosophy, and Ten Hag has proven if they meet his standards, he’ll use them. Like with Hansen recently, we all knew it was only a matter of time before he scored because his talent is so evident in training.”

Maguire also discussed the squad’s firm belief in Ten Hag’s tactical approach leading the club back to success. “Every United player must have full faith in the process and direction. Last season under Ten Hag we saw the results his philosophy can produce when implemented correctly, so we understand it can bring success.”

“Injuries have hampered our performance and consistency recently. But fortunately, key players are returning now. And while a few names remain unavailable, having our pillars come back, especially entering a vital run of games, is hugely positive news.”

By rewarding youth prospects and injured stars alike with playing time based solely on merit, Ten Hag continues to gain credibility and buy-in from a hungry Manchester United dressing room.

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