Erik ten Hag has now sent a clear message to his Manchester United Squad, MySportDab reports.
He has now asked for the Man Utd players to report back for next season pre-season training two weeks earlier.
The new Manchester United Coach believes the squad need an extra two weeks of fitness work to ensure they can play his style of football.
The players were expected to report back for pre-season training on July, 4.
But, Ten Hag now wants his players back on June, 20 to prepare for the next Premier League season.
According to The Mirror, Ten Hag is not impressed by the squad fitness levels after watching the last few matches.
The Dutchman believes the poor performances from United have suffered this season might be due to poor fitness levels.
The 52-year-old coach likes to play a high pressing game, which needs the best fitness to maintain the energy for 90 minutes.
Ten Hag will start speaking with his players via Zoom calls thisweek after hopefully winning the Dutch Eredivisie title for Ajax.
The squad will have three weeks of training in Manchester before their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
Ten Hag’s first match in pre-season will be against Liverpool at Bangkok’s Rajamangala National Stadium.
There is still uncertainty about who will be reporting to the first day of pre-season training with some players set to leave.