Herrera reveals the secret behind Mourinho’s training sessions at Manchester United

Next Story

No more ‘free lunch’ in Edo, says Obaseki

Ander Herrera believes the key to Jose Mourinho’s approach at Manchester United is down to his ‘dynamic’ approach to training and team meetings.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on July 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Following Louis van Gaal reign where players were reportedly frustrated with the Dutchman’s lengthy tactical sessions and individual critiques, Mourinho has adopted the opposite philosophy following his arrival at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has publicly criticised several of his key players in the squad, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, but Herrera believes the Portuguese’s direct approach is working.

READ Archive:   Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger announces international retirement

‘We have a saying in Spain,’ Herrera told The Daily Mail.

‘You catch the liar before you catch the lame man. It’s true in life and even more so in football. If a coach is not straight, players soon find him out. Mourinho is very straight.

‘He says what he thinks and he says it to your face. He says it when it is something we will like but he also says it when it is something we won’t like.

‘The team is enjoying the day to day. Training is very dynamic and everything is with the ball so the players never lose concentration – there are no really long sessions or long team talks.

READ Archive:   Townsend replaces Sterling in England squad

‘He really understands what a footballer needs which is 20 minutes of team talk and then you get down to it.’

One thought on “Herrera reveals the secret behind Mourinho’s training sessions at Manchester United

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *