After discovering what meticulous Ten Hag has banned Fans conclude they are back to sir Alex standards

The manager has developed a reputation for his meticulous attention to detail and strong discipline since taking over at Old Trafford last summer.

And the levels have gone up during Man Utd’s pre-season tour of the US with Ten Hag even caring which colour socks players and staff wear.

To ensure professional standards are maintained every day, the group are emailed about dress code the night before, even down to whether it is black or white socks.

Ten Hag has also banned flip-flops from the changing room.

The squad also must eat breakfast together and no mobile phones are allowed at the dining table or in team meetings to encourage focus and bonding.

Co-owner Avram Glazer turned up to watch a training session in New Jersey but with Ten Hag’s eyes only on the new season, the manager gave him a brief handshake before turning his attention to the squad.

The Mail report the 53-year-old even demanded the days set aside for commercial and marketing activity was reduced from three to two.

It shortened the tour allowing for players to be given a longer holiday after a long and tough previous campaign.

Ten Hag put on double sessions when they players returned to Carrington with staff dubbing it “hell week”.

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