Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag did not hesitate to criticise his squad after their ‘unacceptable’ 1- helpful defeat in opposition to Atletico Madrid.
It has been a effective initially summer season in the dugout for the Dutch manager, who turned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lengthy-expression successor in May possibly.
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The Purple Devils kicked off their pre-period with a convincing 4- victory more than Liverpool, just before wins versus Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.
Nevertheless, because then, it is two video games devoid of a get next a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa and Saturday’s loss from Atletico.
Though benefits are not far too significant when it will come to friendlies, Ten Hag was significantly less than impressed just after his facet threw away a two-objective guide versus Villa.
He was most likely even more frustrated on Saturday following failing to get a result in their match in opposition to Atletico – who knocked United out of the Champions League past term.
The 52-yr-old was specially upset with his side’s incapacity to transform at least just one of the lots of possibilities they developed.
“In the end it’s about the end result, and the score was not very good,” 10 Hag explained (quotations via UtdPlug). “You have to take rewards if you make odds.
“I imagine we established numerous likelihood, to generate at the very least a person intention and from much less probabilities they produce, they scored one — that place, I am not pleased. I have explained to the workforce it is not satisfactory, you have to be sharp in the box, the two sides.”
Ten Hag did see the positives, on the other hand, admitting that he felt the total efficiency was “really good”.
“I think we contributed actually nicely, I believe the efficiency from our staff was actually excellent,” he extra.
“Our activity, our possession and transition recreation was really very good. We established a large amount of danger, experienced weapons, we produce opportunities, so that section I was definitely glad.”
United perform an additional pleasant on Sunday – against Rayo Vallecano – in 10 Hag’s very first match at Outdated Trafford.
“The players that performed from the commence will not occur on tomorrow,” he said. “Tomorrow we will have a diverse setting up XI. There are players who arrived on [against Atletico] who can commence tomorrow.”
10 Hag also verified that Cristiano Ronaldo – who reportedly would like to go away the club – will start out from the Spanish facet. It will be his to start with look underneath his new supervisor after returning to coaching previously this week.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will engage in against Rayo Vallecano,” he confirmed. “Yes, he will be in the squad tomorrow. We’ll see how extended he can participate in.”
On best of the result, the United – who had Fred sent off – boss was unsatisfied with Atletico’s aggressiveness in the friendly fixture.
“I like competitiveness, but with regard, I really do not want to have accidents as perfectly,” Ten Hag reported.
“That’s why you have to keep regard for each other, and I have observed some tackles that ended up around the limit.”