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Ten Hag demands redesign of Man Utd training pitches

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New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has quickly demanded changes to the Carrington training ground.

The Sun says Ten Hag has already handed training ground staff details of what he wants when he starts work this summer.

And that includes prepping a five-a-side pitch for what Ten Hag has labelled “cage work," when players are put through a confined space-session.

United's smaller pitch at their Carrington base is already fenced in and there will be no excuses - or escape - for the likes of Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ten Hag is believed to also want some of the half-sized pitches redrawn to replicate the ones he used on a daily basis at Ajax.

A United insider said: “The new manager has already provided a number of technical requests and the staff are working hard to have it ready.

“The astro five-a-side pitch is named the Adidas Predator Zone and the lads use it for fun and games - but Ten Hag has daily plans for it.

“He wants the players locked in and uncomfortable until they are totally at ease with it. The pitch is caged in and he wants it ready to go.

“The club is determined to give him everything he needs and it is currently all hands to the pump at Carrington."

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