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Erik ten Hag challenges his players to bring the 'fight' back to Man Utd

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Erik ten Hag has challenged his Manchester United players to bring the 'fight' back to the club ahead of the new season.

The Dutchman will take charge of his first Premier League game as United manager as Brighton visit Old Trafford.

And ten Hag says his players must show courage as he aims to heal the disconnect between the team and the Man Utd supporters after a challenging season last time out.

"Me, the coaching, the players, we have to do everything to bring success back on the pitch because on the pitch is where everything starts," said the Dutchman.

"It starts there and on the training ground every day, you must make what you can, as an individual and also as a team.

"The stadium I think is meant to bring fight and cooperation. But we have to give the example out on the pitch, we must have the right attitude and that attitude means hard work but also especially, it means being brave.

"If we bring that commitment then I think they [the fans] will like it and they will bring the fight back."

Ten Hag also conceded that setbacks will be inevitable throughout the campaign, but he insists his players must stand up to the challenge.

"I am looking forward to every game, as every game will be a challenge," he added.

"We have to get the best out of it and of course there will be setbacks and disappointments, that's life, that's sports life and every club, every supporter, every team has to deal with it. That is the attitude we all need. When we show it and you have a good plan, you will achieve success. I am 100 per cent convinced of that."

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