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Ten Hag: Culture at Man Utd was not good before I came

Erik ten Hag has defended his strong disciplinary measures at Manchester United after a turbulent fortnight, with the Dutchman saying there was "no good culture" at the club before he arrived last year.

Since United last played against Arsenal on September 3, Jadon Sancho has been told to train away from the first team following his public outburst against Ten Hag, while Antony has delayed his return to training following the international break amid allegations of assault.

Ten Hag wants Sancho to apologise to him and the club, otherwise he will not play for United under the manager.

However, Sancho has so far refused to meet Ten Hag's demands for an apology, believing he was within his rights to respond to the criticism that was shared to a global audience and he saw as questioning his professionalism.

In his press conference before United face Brighton on Saturday, Ten Hag highlighted the importance of managing the different characters in the squad and says nobody has been harshly punished for just one mistake.

"It's about team construction, the group dynamic," he said. "But it's about the team, the team is above everything else.

"In that team, anyone plays their role and anyone is different. There are different characters and you have to manage those characters. But the team is always above everything else.

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