Jan 18, 2023 at 11:55 pm
Manager Erik ten Hag is satisfied with Wout Weghorst’s debut for Manchester United against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. The striker was replaced after almost seventy minutes and saw from the side how his team got the 1-1 just before time.
Ten Hag thought Weghorst came out well. “I think he did a great job,” the United coach told Sky Sports. “But he still has to adapt to our game. He does not know our way of playing very well yet. He has only been with the club for a short time and has not trained much with us.”
Weghorst was taken over on a rental basis from Burnley last week, which had kept him at Besiktas for the past six months. On Saturday, the Orange international was still in the audience at the 2-1 win over Manchester City.
The Dutchman had some small opportunities against Palace, but did not score. He did, however, draw a gap at United’s 0-1, giving Bruno Fernandes the space to open the score.
Erik ten Hag: ‘We should have made it 0-2’ Photo: Getty Images
“This is a hard lesson for United”
Ten Hag thought that his team had the game under control for a long time. “I don’t want to say that it was a great performance from us, but just fine. We were in control. We should have only scored the second goal. Then the game was over.”
In stoppage time, Michael Olise scored a point at Selhurst Park with a beautiful free kick. “If you conced a goal just before time, it is difficult to create something. This is a hard lesson for us.”
Ten Hag was disappointed that his series of five league victories has not been continued. “But that happens, I can’t change it anymore. We now look ahead. Arsenal awaits on Sunday. The players have to get ready for a fight.”
Casemiro will not be playing against the Premier League leader. The midfielder received his fifth yellow card of the season after a foul on Eberechi Eze and is suspended for the squatter.
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Jan 18, 2023 at 11:02 PM
Ten Hag and debutant Weghorst see Manchester United relinquish victory
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