January 14 News Before the Manchester Derby tonight, Manchester United midfielder B
Fei accepted an exclusive interview with the “Manchester Evening News”, in which he talked about the transformation and improvement of the Red Devils under Ten Hag this season.
On the long-distance running penalty for the whole team after the 4-0 loss to Brentford this season
After Manchester United lost 0-4 away to Brentford in the second round of the Premier League in mid-August last year, Ten Hag and the Manchester United players had a long-distance running penalty the next day.
B Fei recalled: “When a coach makes a penalty, because you have to call it that, it is a penalty, obviously it makes us feel that he knows that he is part of the reason for that bad result, he wants us to understand.
, whether we’re good or bad, good times or bad, we’re all in this together.”
“Suddenly, you look back and you see your manager running with you. I don’t know how far away he is from us, but it should be quite far.”
“We then trained the next day and you could see how nervous and angry everyone was, and you felt like everyone wanted to respond in the next game. Even knowing it was Liverpool (Ultimately Manchester United home 2-2)
1 win), it was an important game, it was a difficult game and at that point you thought ‘is this the right time to play Liverpool? It’s going to be harder than ever’.
But I think everyone felt there was no better response than at home against Liverpool because we know, like Manchester City, what it means to the fans to play Liverpool and it’s a big game for us.
I think everyone felt like we had to bounce back during the season because it wasn’t enough, what we’ve been doing, that’s probably what we’re going to do, and I think until now, it’s just getting better.
On coach ten Hag’s strict team discipline
“Since the club signed the manager, they’ve given the club a direction, that’s the rules we want to follow, that’s the direction, that’s the hope for the next few years, he’s been really good to us. The coach gave
The discipline brought by the club and everyone has changed the mentality not just of the players but of the whole club.
He made everyone understand that you can’t cross the line, you have to play by the team’s rules, you have to play by the coach’s rules, and that’s a good thing.
Obviously, at that moment, Rashford was already in great shape.
When everyone noticed that the manager had changed Rashford’s starting XI because he was late, everyone was like ‘We have to be here on time, it’s our responsibility’.
We have to do what the coach asks, and punishment is not what the coach wants.
That’s the rule: be on time for training sessions, be on time for team meetings, whatever, we have to always be on time.
It’s a good thing because for the guys who aren’t playing, it’s like ‘well, if the guys who are playing don’t play their best, they’re going to get kicked out’.
It shows that the coach gives the same respect to the players who are playing, the same respect to the more important players, the players who score more goals, the players who score less goals, etc.
It’s a great way to pass on responsibility to the players.
Obviously Rashford did well because he knew he was wrong.
It’s hard to accept sometimes, but he accepted it, and he stepped up to decide our game.
That’s what this team is about right now, it’s about responsibility and dedication.
About the current state and mentality of Manchester United
“Right now you might see a team where they have a way of convincing the team, convincing the players that they are right and they can win games. My feeling right now is that we are not afraid of any
Opponents, you didn’t see that in the past.
Obviously, there’s the belief and trust of the fans, but you also sense that when the toughest games come, there’s some thought about whether we can do it.
But if you look at the fans now, the players, everyone on the team, you think we can go head-to-head with every team now.
This is what we have and we have to believe so that we can achieve great results game after game.