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REVEALED: Ten Hag's big 5 laws demanded from Man Utd players

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has delivered his new squad a raft of new rules during a first week of preseason training.

Ten Hag is demanding attacking passing in training and also is seeking to end the team spirit problems within the squad.

The Sun says Dutchman Ten Hag, along with No 2 Steve McClaren, wants a return to the attacking football of the Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson years to be the cornerstone of his philosophy.

Ten Hag, 52, made it clear:

- He will not tolerate sideways and backwards passing — subbing off players in training who do NOT play forward.

- Players must improve on their fitness and 'unacceptable' body language from last term.

- Dressing-room cliques are to be totally eradicated.

- Youngsters will get their chance to impress and oust senior players.

- Mega-money stars' medal hauls and salaries count for nothing in his selection plans, only training performances.

A source said: “There has been a lot of attention on one- and two-touch passing drills where players must try to go forward.

“If they go sideways or backwards too often he stops the game and the player is taken off for a minute or two."

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