Ferguson had four demands for Man Utd sides – Meulensteen

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Rene Meulensteen has lifted the lid on the four factors that Sir Alex Ferguson wanted drilled into his Manchester United sides.

The Dutchman worked under Ferguson for six years as the club’s first-team coach in which time they won four Premier League titles and a Champions League.

And Meulensteen has opened up on the four demands the Scot placed on all his players during the Dutchman’s time at the club.

“The ultimate aim was to win, but Sir Alex wanted to win in a certain style,” Meulensteen, told Trainingground.guru.

“I can remember him bringing me into his office when he’d made me first-team coach. He had a flipchart and said, ‘listen, Ren – I don’t need to talk to you about how to run your sessions, you know all that. But I’d like to reiterate what I want to see.’

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“Possession is important, but always possession with a purpose. When we attack I want to see pace, power, penetration and unpredictability.

“These are the four things you must instil in the team in every single training session.”