Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, berated Zidane Iqbal during their Thursday morning practice.
Zidane is the second member of Manchester United to incur the anger of the Dutch manager after goalkeeper David De Gea, whom Ten Hag was seen tearing into earlier this week on the sidelines.
In the final seconds of United’s 3-1 triumph over Crystal Palace in Melbourne, the Spaniard kicked the ball up the field, which infuriated the former Ajax manager.
On Thursday morning, Ten Hag did not think twice to criticize Zidane for his performance in a brief keep-ball drill.
When the 19-year-old made a mistake during the exercise, the Dutch supervisor yelled at him, “Keep the ball on the floor.” Hey, Zidane. Observe the ball. f****** crap!
Iqbal has performed admirably in United’s three preseason games thus far after coming on as a substitute, and earlier this month, reports stated Ten Hag was’surprised’ that the midfielder had played so little under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Ralf Rangnick last season.