SportsTalk, October 20th: Manchester United has suffered frequent injuries this season. In mid-September, the injured team was even able to put together a starting lineup. In addition to Sancho and Anthony being unable to make the roster due to off-field factors, Varane, Luke Shaw and Wan-Bissaka are all unable to appear due to injuries.
Although Manchester United’s injury situation has been greatly alleviated with the return of many important players, head coach Ten Ha The way He handled the team’s injuries still attracted great attention from the outside world, and even caused dissatisfaction among some fans.
During Ten Hag’s tenure as head coach, Manchester United has been relatively secretive about player injuries. This is because Ten Hag believes that, This is club medical confidentiality, meaning only the players can decide whether to disclose their injuries to the outside world. At the club’s press conference, Ten Hag is often asked by reporters about the team’s injuries, but he often remains tight-lipped, answering very briefly and disclosing as little injury-related information as possible.
Those who have been paying attention to Manchester United’s press conferences may have noticed this detail. The most typical example was before the game against Nottingham Forest. When a reporter asked Ten Hag about the injuries of Luke Shaw and Mount, Ten Hag replied: “We can’t disclose it. This is still their private information at the moment. They will be absent for a while. Luke – Shaw will outlast Mount.”
Ten Hag is accustomed to describing player injuries as “personal”, which is The approach is believed to be used to confuse opponents as he believes revealing detailed injury details will give them an advantage. The secrecy around injuries has been more pronounced during the spate of injuries over the past few months, but fans have grown increasingly frustrated with not knowing why players are sidelined.
Malaysia has been absent since playing against Fulham in the last round of last season. He missed Manchester United’s game due to injury. entirePre-season training camp means he has been injured for nearly four months. Although he was asked repeatedly at the press conference, Ten Hag has been unwilling to disclose the situation in Malaysia. It was not until recently that “Manchester United” reported on the Dutch defender’s injury.
Failure to give sufficient information about a player’s absence, especially a long-term injury like Malaysia, will only cause More attention from the outside world may even lead to some false speculations, which is harmful to the interests of the club. Moreover, it seems that Malaysia will not refuse to disclose his injury status. The concealment of Malaysia’s injury has made some Manchester United supporters very upset.