Erik ten Hag's 'five strict new rules' for Man United players revealed 10 months ago

Erik ten Hag's 'five strict new rules' for Man United players revealed

The Dutchman has laid down a strict set of rules.

Erik ten Hag has reportedly implemented five strict rules he wants his Manchester United players to abide by this season.


The Dutchman is currently taking charge of his first pre-season as the Red Devils boss, with United set to embark on a pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia later this month before the start of the Premier League season in August.

Ten Hag has been getting to know his players at the club's Carrington training base in recent days and is beginning to implement his own techniques and methods.

Now, as reported by the Mirror, the 52-year-old has laid down a strict set of rules he expects each of his players to abide by.


Ten Hag's 'five strict new rules' for Man United players.

The former Ajax boss' rules are:

  • Players will be dropped if they are late for a meeting or training, regardless of their status.
  • No alcohol during gameweeks.
  • Use club chefs rather than personal chefs (with overhauled menu).
  • Monthly BMI checks.
  • Must go to Ten Hag with 'problems' before going to agent.

With personal chefs set to be banned, the Dutchman wants players to use the canteen at Carrington as their main source for meals. He has also sought to overhaul the menu available to the squad, with fish and vegetables now more prominent at meal times.

Each player will still receive a unique food plan to meet their individual needs, however, it will now be controlled by the club.

Ten Hag is also keen to ensure players keep their weight in check and their BMIs will be checked on a weekly basis.


The report adds that any player late to training or team meetings - regardless of their status at Old Trafford - will be dropped without exception.

Drinking alcohol during a matchweek will also be banned, and with the Red Devils set to play twice a week due to European commitment, it will essentially work as a blanket ban. He has also asked that all player grievances are run by him, instead of going to agents or other sources.