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Man United No 2 Steve McClaren outlines his blueprint for a culture of success to Old Trafford 

Bring in the energy, sort out the body language and do the right thing… or suffer the consequences: Man United No. 2 Steve McClaren outlines his blueprint for a culture of success at Old Trafford

  • Steve McClaren returns to Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s assistant
  • McClaren was Sir Alex Ferguson’s No. 2 when United won the treble in 1999
  • United have since fallen by the side of the road, limping to sixth in the league table last season
  • The Red Devils have been criticized for having a broken team lately
  • McClaren has already given a taste of what they can expect under Erik ten Hag

Steve McClaren has criticized players who do not contribute to a positive energy at a football club, stressing that negative body language and attitude are detrimental to a winning mentality.

After being part of Manchester United’s treble-winning success as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson in 1999, the former England boss is now back at Old Trafford as new manager Erik ten Hag’s No.

Manchester United struggled last season first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and then interim boss Ralf Rangnick as the title contenders fell over the line early in the season to secure a Europa League spot in sixth place only on the final day of a chaotic campaign to obtain.

Steve McClaren has handed out the blueprint on how he hopes to get Manchester United sacked

Steve McClaren has handed out the blueprint on how he hopes to get Manchester United sacked

The Red Devils have been criticized throughout the season, with many allegations pointing to a broken club and dressing room, with many players out of shape or accused of no longer giving their best.

McClaren insists this culture needs to change immediately to get the Red Devils back to work, starting with getting everyone on board during training leading up to games.

“These are the things we should do, things we should all be connected to.” McClaren explained to his son on their… McClaren Performance Podcast

McClaren (center right) is back at United as assistant to new boss Erik ten Hag (center left)

McClaren (center right) is back at United as assistant to new boss Erik ten Hag (center left)

Games are won Monday through Friday, if you get Monday through Friday right, games will be won on Saturday. Everyone has to bring energy,’

McClaren then referred to former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino who famously took Spurs to unprecedented titles in 2016 and 2017 based on a high work ethic where everyone contributed.

“Pochettino talks about creating the culture, if no one brought energy, he took them out, then they had to bring some kind of energy to the group,” he added.

McClaren was previously assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson (center) when United won the treble

McClaren was previously assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson (center) when United won the treble

United fans will certainly be encouraged by McClaren’s words, who also mentioned that under the new regime at Old Trafford, negative body language will also be looked down upon and players should focus entirely on winning the opponent’s ball instead. of reacting with frustration.

“You have to be ready, ready to train, you have to be ready to play, ready to make an impact as a sub, you have to react,” he said.

“A lot of people now, body language arms in the air, you have to react to get that ball back, to win that ball back, whatever the situation, react quickly, don’t think about it.”

Manchester United stars often cut dejected figures during chaotic 2021-22 season

Manchester United stars often cut dejected figures during chaotic 2021-22 season

United players have also been accused of taking no responsibility for their poor performances in recent years, and the recent departures of managers from Rangnick, Solskjaer and even Jose Mourinho appear to be the result of player power.

However, McClaren insists there can be no hiding place for poor performance, especially if full commitment has not been shown.

‘You have to accept the rules, the conditions, you have to accept the consequences if you do things wrong. You have to put in the effort, you have to be a class act,” McClaren said. “You have to be a class act, especially in football today.”

McClaren has previously worked with Ten Hag during their time together on Dutch Twente

McClaren has previously worked with Ten Hag during their time together on Dutch Twente

McClaren knows exactly how to bring success to United. He believes a key approach is to establish unofficial rules for players to collectively buy into and follow, which was carried out by past stars such as Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and many more during his early stint with the club.

“When I first went to Manchester United, there were hardly any rules, except what they did; they did the right things and if they didn’t do the right things, they owned it and suffered the consequences and accepted the consequences.

“And I think if you have those non-negotiable things around it, you can’t go wrong.”



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