Erik ten Hag has admitted it was a threat to drop Marcus Rashford towards Wolves as a result of he was late for a workforce assembly however insisted it was essential to convey a successful tradition to Manchester United.
Rashford, who subsequently revealed he overslept, was benched as a punishment however got here on instead to attain United’s winner at Molineux final week.
Ten Hag mentioned he was assured the ahead had the fitting character to reply within the right method and argued that requirements would have slipped on the pitch if he had not taken a hard-line method.
The former Ajax supervisor has additionally proved powerful sufficient to self-discipline gamers from teen Alejandro Garnacho to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was omitted after he refused to return on instead towards Tottenham, and accepted it was a big gamble to weaken his facet by leaving out the in-form Rashford.
He mentioned: “Maybe it is a risk but if you want to develop something and to create a winning attitude and culture you have to go this way. If you allow them to be undisciplined, if they don’t match the standards, the values, the rules we set together – and that is staff, the players and the dressing room – then it will come back and blow in your face. Because on the pitch it will not add discipline which is necessary to win games. In my opinion, you have to go this way.
“If it is the right person and the right characters they will react like this. In relation to Marcus, I was quite convinced, knowing him for seven or eight months, that I could expect this reaction he showed.”
United recorded a seventh straight victory by beating Everton 3-1 on Friday however Ten Hag is guarding towards complacency as he warned them they might get hammered if their requirements slip.
“You have to be watchful for this,” he added. “We have to keep this focus and concentration. We have to work well during training. When we get to games we have to start with the right attitude. If we don’t, the level in the Premier League is that high you get hammered.”
Meanwhile, United are contemplating a mortgage transfer for Dutch striker Wout Weghorst as Ten Hag appears to be like to strengthen his ahead line after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
The Netherlands worldwide is at the moment on mortgage at Besiktas from Burnley and so would want to finish his cope with the Turkish membership if he have been to affix United.