Dec 7, 2023 at 8:25 AM Update: 19 minutes ago
Erik ten Hag enjoyed being able to celebrate another victory with Manchester United on Wednesday. The criticized trainer won with his team against Chelsea and emphasized in the celebration that the team atmosphere is good.
Ten Hag clenched his fist after the final whistle at Old Trafford, where his team won 2-1. “This is a good couple,” he said shortly afterwards in front of the Viaplay camera. “We were in good positions throughout the match and there was excellent communication.”
It was a much-needed win for United. The team recently drew against Galatasaray and lost to Newcastle United. In addition, several English media reported that the player group had lost confidence in Ten Hag.
In the celebration, Ten Hag felt called to praise the team spirit after those stories in the media. “I don’t feel any pressure and those stories don’t bother me either, because I know what it is like. And in the match against Chelsea everyone could see it. We are a team, a strong unit.”
Summary: McTominay hero of the evening against Chelsea (2-1)
‘If you don’t reach your level, you will be killed’
With the victory over Chelsea, United suddenly returns to the top clubs in the Premier League. The gap to Manchester City is only three points. “This competition is very tough,” Ten Hag said in the English media. “You see: everyone can beat each other. If you don’t reach your level, you will be killed.”
“Now we have won, so we can enjoy 24 hours,” continued Ten Hag, who involved all players in the victory. “They are also often important for the team. With so many matches we have to rotate and we need everyone.”
Manchester United are sixth in the Premier League and will be back in action against Bournemouth on Saturday. Then the crucial Champions League match against Bayern Munich awaits on Tuesday.
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