New Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has given a wide-ranging interview because the membership put together to get their pre-season tour underway.

Ten Hag and his squad have touched down in Thailand forward of going through arch rivals Liverpool in a so-called pleasant in Bangkok on Tuesday, after which they may head to Australia for video games in opposition to Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

Earlier than boarding the flight, the Dutchman sat down with Manchester United’s in-house media to supply an replace on how the early phases of preparations for the 2022/23 marketing campaign had been progressing, and in addition reacted to the signing of full-back Tyrell Malacia.

“In fact, I need to deliver the vitality in my workforce, however I need to say, the gamers do rather well,” he mentioned. “They’re actually targeted. They bring about, for themselves, the vitality. You see they take pleasure in enjoying soccer. They take pleasure in enjoying soccer collectively and so they actually work properly collectively.

“I’ve to study, to know my squad, the personalities, the people, the gamers. That’s, I believe, one of many largest benefits from the tour, we’ve got two weeks to work actually shut collectively and we’ll find out about one another as a result of I need to find out about them and so they need to find out about me, my coaches and assistant managers.”

Requested about Malacia’s arrival, Ten Hag added: “He’s a participant, so I believe he’s the fashionable left-back or full-back.

“He fits the profile and most essential is, from each full-back, that he closes the appropriate space, however he may participate within the offensive facet of our sport, and he can do that actually properly. And I believe he’ll actually contribute to the workforce.”

Outlining the form of enjoying philosophy he needs to instil at Previous Trafford, Ten Hag added: “We need to play a proactive type of soccer – on the ball and off the ball. That’s, making an attempt to try this needs to be our intentions and it’s now, firstly, the coaches deliver it over to the workforce that we’re, in each scenario, proactive.

“We’re courageous and prepared to have the ball, to present one another choices. But additionally off the ball, to get the urgent type is what we’re working for collectively.”

Man Utd face an enormous take a look at after they get their pre-season tour underway in opposition to Liverpool at 2pm (BST) on Tuesday in Bangkok.

Cristiano Ronaldo has not been included within the preliminary squad for the tour. Though the official line is that he has been given prolonged time without work for ‘household causes’, Ronaldo has instructed United he needs to depart the membership amid curiosity from Chelsea.

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