Man United’s assistant coach McClaren is delighted to be working with the current Red Devils.
Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren has revealed his thoughts about the mood in the camp under new manager Erik ten Hag.
McClaren believes there is a “good feeling”hovering around United as they prepare for the 2022-22 Premier League campaign that starts on Friday.
The 61-year-old was previously assistant during Sir Alex Ferguson’s time in charge at the helm, joining the club months ahead of the 1999 treble success.
These are great players to work with, says McClaren.
“This group have been fantastic. I get a great feeling," McClaren said as the Mirror quoted.
“I’ve been into many, many dressing rooms and many dressing rooms for the first two, three, four weeks you kind of know and can smell it. I’ve got a good feeling about this dressing room. These are great players to work with. They were a little quiet the first week when the training was very demanding.
“But as we got to know the players, as we got more and more into training sessions and they know the demands, the intensity, the competition, the winning and losing, the banter that goes along with it, you can feel the noise and the volume in training, in the dressing room, around the hotel and around Carrington, start to build. That’s what I like, that’s why I enjoy coaching, that’s why I enjoy coming back here because these are damn-good players. You can see that.”
The Red Devils were really poor last term, finishing in the sixth spot in the English top flight, however, McClaren insists the players are shaping up under the Ten Hag training methods.
“Last season, seasons are gone. The history is gone. It’s past,” the 61-year-old said. “It’s about the future and we’ve got an opportunity to create that in a certain style and Erik wants to see that happen.
“The vibe that I’m getting from the players is that they want it too. They want that discipline, they want to know what their jobs are. They want feedback on it. Because they want to win. I’m afraid at Manchester United you have to win.”
Man United start their new campaign on Sunday as they host Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. at Old Trafford.