MANCHESTER UNITED manager Erik ten Hag was spotted enjoying a nice bike ride with his wife in Cheshire ahead of Thursday’s crucial Europa League clash.
United take on Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium and will have to win by a two-goal margin or else face a potential nightmare draw in the play-offs against the likes of Barcelona and Juventus.
However, Ten Hag took a break from all that drama on Tuesday and went out on a cycling ride with his wife Bianca.
The couple took their electric bikes and went to a cafe in Hale Village to enjoy some down time.
The pair have been taking several leisurely bike rides ever since the Dutchman’s arrival in Manchester.
The 52-year-old tactician has been dealing with less tension amid the ongoing team rebuild at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag’s reign kicked off with two humiliating losses to Brighton and Brentford in the Premier League.
But the ex-Ajax boss turned things around with a big win over Liverpool, which set up a record of seven wins and only one loss in 10 league matches.
Ten Hag, though, quickly showed that he thrived under pressure with the way he disciplined his United players after August’s 4-0 thrashing at Brentford.
The Dutch head coach cancelled the playersâ day off after their loss and ordered them to complete the 13.8km which the Bees had outrun them by in the scorching heat.
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While many players were angry initially at the punishment they were stunned to learn their manager was running with them.
Since then, United have climbed up to fifth place in the Premier League table with eight points separating them from high-flying Arsenal.
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