Manchester United bounced back from two opening Premier League defeats with an excellent 2-1 win against rivals Liverpool.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford were on target as Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United clinched their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Erik ten Hag is the first Manchester United manager to secure his first ever competitive win with the club in a match against Liverpool.
Erik ten Hag was naturally delighted with Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool.
After the match Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag said,
“We can talk about tactics but it is all about attitude. There was communication and a fighting spirit. I wanted a different approach and a different attitude and that is what they brought on the pitch. It is only a start. We can play with much more composure and much more danger. Be a team, and have a good spirit and that is what we saw today”
“It’s not always about what we’ve said [during the week]. I said to them we have to act. Not to talk a lot, just to act and make sure you are a team and battle and also be brave. Give each other options when we have the ball. So it’s not only about spirit. When we are out of possession, yes we want to press and sometimes you think strikers that they cannot do it because they have to save the energy for the offensive actions. I know this football is both and it is a demand. You have to bring it on the pitch out of possession and then you can be a threat in possession and that is what we show. It makes me happy that Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho make the goals,”Erik ten Hag added.
“We have a long way to go. When you are in a process, you have to deal with setbacks and also highlights. Today is a highlight but we just started. What we have to get is the way to above. There is a lot of room for improvement and that is what we have to work for but I hope the players now understand the basis always of a team. Fighting spirit.
The demand is for everyone, but also for the manager. We have to deliver. You have obligations to the club, to the fans and it is a massive club with a huge fanbase. We have to deliver that. We have to act as a team and every individual has to give every day their best. That’s the demand for a manager and also for the team,”Erik ten Hag said.
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