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Ten Hag plays down title talks amidst Man Utd’s great form

Erik ten Hag is focused on improving Manchester United’s squad rather than the title talk surrounding the club

Manchester United are only five points away from the top of the Premier League table. However, manager Erik ten Hag rather concentrate on building his team.

Ten Hag doesn’t want to hear any Man Utd title talk

Manchester United got another win under their belt as they beat Leicester City 3-0 on Sunday. Fernandes and Rashford were the heroes as Rashford scored a brace to bring up his tally of goals to 24, which is his career best.

However, manager Erik ten Hag doesn’t want to think about their title chances. Especially with United competing in 4 fronts.

“We don’t think about that, we think about tomorrow, we have to be a better version of ourselves and that is what we have to work for,” Ten Hag told the BBC.

“We are in February, don’t look far ahead.”

Man United’s Bruno Fernandes registered 2 assists during the match as well as making 7 key passes in the high-octane mat which saw 45 shots taken from both teams.

“Leicester is a great team, they played really well and made it really tough for us,” added Ten Hag. “It was also by us, we didn’t follow the rules and the principles of the game from our way of play and then you get punished.

“We were lucky, and it is only because of David de Gea that we don’t concede a goal. Great saves, we were not disciplined, and it is not right.

“We came in at half-time and said it. We were 1-0 up, we knew also how to beat them because there was a lot of space in the midfield and behind their defending line. It was a good [opening] goal, once again a great pass from Bruno, great goal from Rashy and then we are 1-0 up. The second half was all us and Bruno Fernandes played a magnificent game.

“The team is putting Rashford in the right positions, especially Bruno, he creates how many passes, he gives behind, he crosses in. Not only Bruno but I think he is doing a great job.

“We need all players in form, but we have to follow the principles of our way of play and if we do that, we can play very well and we have seen that in the second half.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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