Man United ‘enthusiastic’ to make fresh start with Eric Ten Hague

Victor Lindelof has said that Manchester United should criticize his path last season and focus on making a fresh start under new manager Eric Ten Hague.

Before coming in sixth in the Premier League, United endured a pathetic campaign led by Wyatt Gunnar Solskier and interim Ralph Rangnik.

Ten Hague has been appointed to oversee the reconstruction of Old Trafford, and Lindelof said players should forget what happened last season and look to the future.

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“When you play at this club, there’s always people talking,” he told ESPN.

“We want to play at a high level and play well and win games but I don’t think the players really care. For me, I put pressure on myself – I’m the most serious person myself. I don’t really care what other people say and I think everyone else is the same.

“Of course, we didn’t do as well as we should have, but last season was a thing of the past.

“I think everyone is trying to look forward and everyone is looking forward to working with the new manager and learning his style of play. I don’t think we want to look back, we want to look forward and try to do better. ”

Lindelof and his colleagues trained for a week in Ten Hague, Carrington, before heading to Bangkok for a summer tour of Thailand and Australia.

He started the pre-season schedule with a match against Liverpool at the Rajmangala National Stadium on Tuesday, and Lindelof said the Dutchman has already shown his presence.

“Training sessions have really increased,” the Swedish defender said. “On the first day, he was explaining to us what we wanted to do.

“It’s great to pay attention to detail and that’s the biggest change.

“It simply came to our notice then. He has a style of play and he wants to make it a reality. We talk a lot and practice different things. Still nice.

“I’m not saying there is a list of rules, but it demands a lot from us on the pitch but also off the pitch. We are all professionals so there is no problem. ”

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United staff have already dubbed the 52-year-old former Ajax boss a “conductor.”

“It’s great and it’s important for him to do it,” Lindeloff continued.

“He’s coming in and he wants us to play in a certain way, so of course he has to interact with the players. If something isn’t right or he doesn’t like something, he’ll explain it again and try to show you what he wants. “

Ten Hague has managed to add just one new signing to their squad so far this summer, the left-back Tyrell from Malaysia to Feyenoord from 12.9m.

The signing of Erling Holland’s Manchester City and Calvin Phillips and Darwin Nunez’s Liverpool underscored disappointment in the transfer market, but Lindelof insisted that United could still compete next season.

“I don’t really focus on my other teams and what they are doing in the transfer market,” he said.

“I don’t read things. I just try to focus on myself and my team, that’s the most important thing.

,[Liverpool and Man City] I am doing well but I have a lot of faith in the players we have and I think we can perform at a very high level. If we do things right and work hard, we can compete.

“We represent this wonderful club and we want to compete for the trophy. Winning is the goal of every footballer, so we always want to do it. ”

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