Defender Dalot admits preseason tour ideal for Ten Hag

Dalot has also outlined his personal target of adapting to Ten Hag’s demands.

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot admits the players are happy with Erik ten Hag’s imminent arrival.

The club confirmed the appointment of the 52-year-old as their next permanent manager last month. The Ajax manager agreed on a £1.7million deal to release him from his contract with the Dutch club. Erik ten Hag has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford with the option of a further 12 months.

Dalot says the preseason tour will be the perfect chance for the squad to turn over a new leaf as they begin work with their new coach.

Dalot told United’s in-house media: “Just because there’s a tour it’s a good opportunity for everyone. A new start, a new chapter, a new era.

“So I think everyone will be excited, I’m sure that the manager will be excited to work with us as well. So we need to build everyone as a team, as a group, as a club, and hopefully next season we can be solid and start the season well with a very good coach.”

The Portuguese defender has also outlined his personal target of adapting to Ten Hag’s demands for players in the full-back position as quickly as possible once the new boss arrives.

“I think the full-back position has been growing a lot in terms of the game plan and inside of the game. For me, it’s been a very good journey to have different coaches, different ideas, so I can adapt in every situation.

“I’m sure that with the new manager I’ll try to adapt quick and show him that I can help this team, this club, and I think that’s the mentality that everyone will have. At the end of the day we all want to play but the first thing is the team.”

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