Erik ten Hag praised Sancho as the newly-fit winger rescued a point for the Red Devils against rivals Leeds United
Manchester United faced a tough battle against local rivals Leeds with Jadon Sancho helping them come back from 2-0 down to get a point.
Sancho becomes the hero for United
Goals from Gnonto and an own goal from Raphael Varane saw United 2-0 down. But goals from Rashford and Jadon Sancho saw United rescue a point.
Sancho, who had been sidelined since October 22, started from the bench but came on in the second half to help Manchester United to a draw.
“I wanted a different dynamic. In that moment we weren’t in the game.”
“Luckily it succeeded because we scored two goals. We’re very happy.
“He’s all the way back. We know he’s a magnificent player. I think he can consistently have a big impact, but he has to work hard.
“It will motivate him to get more. I really enjoyed it, especially for him. It will strengthen him.”
Ten Hag was pleased to get a point but he can’t deny the feeling that they dropped two points.
“It’s mixed feelings. Of course in the end we were happy to win a point – but we dropped two points,” he added.
“It’s a very bad start, unacceptable, especially in a derby you have to be ready to battle and take responsibility. We didn’t do that.
“I have to complement the team and their resilience to fight back. We made two great team goals.”
With the two teams meeting again shortly, Ten Hag called on the Red Devils to deliver a performance in the return leg.
“We knew before how they would play with attitude and style. We didn’t know what system they would play but you have to be ready and read the game,” Ten Hag said.
“Definitely you have to win your battles. That is for everyone to take responsibility. If you win those individual battles, you will win this game.”