Erik Ten Hag Points Out Three Man Utd Players For Subpar Performance In First Half Against Leicester
After a 3-0 victory over Leicester City, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag singled out three individuals for appreciation after his team’s “rubbish” first-half performance.
The Red Devils easily defeated the Foxes thanks to a brace from Marcus Rashford and one from Jadon Sancho.
Nonetheless, Brendan Rodgers’ team dominated for the whole of the opening period and came just short of scoring via Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho.
On both occasions, David De Gea’s two outstanding stops kept the scores tied, and United can thank him for that.
After Rashford pounced on a pass from Bruno Fernandes, the home team went ahead, deflating Leicester City.
Alejandro Garnacho was substituted by Sancho at the half, and United quickly gained control of the game. Sancho scored after he played a one-two with Fernandes and finished past Danny Ward.
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Ten Hag declared, “We are pleased with the outcome; it’s a terrific outcome.”
“I believe that you cannot always get the same performance or game restrictions when you play every three days.” The worst part of today was not only how well Leicester played, but also how poorly we played.
“Our style of play was highly erratic and undisciplined in terms of our game’s laws and principles.” Then issues arise, and David De Gea is the only reason we maintain a clean sheet up until halftime.
The goal we scored was a stroke of luck. Rashy ran well and Bruno threw a wonderful ball.
Ten Hag responded, “I don’t have so much time with you but luckily we had a half-time when we could mend some items,” when asked to expound on what went wrong in the first half.
“We were terrific in the second half and played exactly like I want us to.” There was a lot of enjoyment, but it had to do with playing straightforward football and getting into the right positions.
That was entertaining to watch and we had many of chances that resulted in excellent goals.