Bruno Fernandes says Erik ten Hag has brought “discipline” to Manchester United. It is something we have noticed but confirmation from the players suggests the Dutchman is making important changes at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes has compared Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, as he also hinted that in bringing discipline to the United dressing room, he has done something Fernandes’ previous managers at United did not do.
United appointed the Dutchman as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor back in April, ahead of him taking charge in the summer. After losing his opening two games in charge, he has slowly started to transform the club’s fortunes. “First of all, he has an idea,” Fernandes told The Athletic. “He has a style. You have to follow his rules. He is strict on that. And I like that. “He has brought discipline, which is something I think we missed in the past. Everyone must be on the same page. That is what Pep (Guardiola) and (Jurgen) Klopp have been doing for years, because they have stability in the club and in the way they choose the transfer market and build the team, which is really important for them to get the rewards. “I saw the manager say in a press conference that we do not want to bring players just for the sake of bringing them; we want to bring the right players for what we want to do. It is something the club needs.”
Bruno Fernandes has taken a swipe at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and compared new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Solskjaer spent almost three years in the Old Trafford hot-seat before his sacking in November 2021. Under the Norwegian, United finished second in the Premier League in 2020-21 but were just seventh in the table when the owners decided to look for a new manager. Ralf Rangnick ended up replacing Solskjaer on a temporary basis, with Ten Hag unveiled as the club’s new permanent manager towards the end of last season. Manchester United lost their first two games under Ten Hag but have since won four successive league games to climb to fifth in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played a huge role in bringing Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United in January 2020. The Portuguese playmaker had an immediate and devastating impact and he credits his former manager for helping him settle so quickly. On January 30, 2020, Bruno Fernandes became a Manchester United player. He quickly became a fans’ favourite when he scored 8 goals in his first 12 matches for the club. Things got even better in his first full season at the club. Fernandes scored 28 goals in all competitions as United finished runners-up and reached the Europa League final. Although things didn’t go to plan for Solskjaer in the end, you have to respect what he did for the club after Jose Mourinho, especially when most clubs tend to struggle to fix the toxic mess he leaves.