The Manchester Evening News says sources state Ten Hag created a "real buzz" in the staff canteen, where he went from table to table to politely interrupt lunches. Observers noticed his eagerness to connect with people and he took genuine interest in their roles and dedication to the cause.
Ten Hag disarmed them with a "hello" or asked for their name and their occupation. One canteen staff member was recognised by new assistant coach Steve McClaren from his first spell with United.
Ten Hag listened to opinions as he worked the floor and made some staff "feel like a million dollars". He was generous with his time and, in an exchange with one staff member, marvelled at the away support he witnessed at Selhurst Park the previous day.
Most of the staff at United are fans and repeatedly assured Ten Hag he had their full support. Ten Hag was grateful but stressed he would not take it for granted and had to earn it.
Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!