The Athletic has stated that Erik ten Hag punished an unnamed Man United player for not respecting his new rules set for the squad.
During the club’s trip to Asia for the pre-season game, one particular player was twice late for team meetings.
Ten Hag has set a very strict rule that stars who are late for such meetings will be reprimanded by him.
Erik was reportedly planning to use the player in question in a friendly game but dropped him as a way to punish him.
This was a reminder to everyone in the squad to respect his rules or face major consequences going forward.
Ten Hag is focused on bringing discipline back into the United squad and has set these new rules to enforce that.