Ten Hag: Previous Trafford concern issue key to restoring Man Utd to former glory
Erik ten Hag feels bringing again the concern issue for groups coming to Previous Trafford is vital to restoring Manchester United to their former glories.
Ten Hag’s males have rattled off 13 straight victories in house matches, serving to United to 3rd within the Premier League whereas additionally securing their place within the EFL Cup last and the fifth spherical of the FA Cup.
United will look to make it 14 consecutive victories at Previous Trafford after they host rivals Leeds United on Wednesday, trying to capitalise on Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis each dropping over the weekend.
Ten Hag was requested in regards to the significance of getting groups to dread dealing with United in their very own yard, to which he replied: “It was one among our goals this season to get that again.
“It’s a part of the method to revive Manchester United. It’s nice to have the reference to Previous Trafford.”
Regardless of United’s spectacular house type, Ten Hag needs his workforce to play with the identical confidence and freedom on the street, having gained simply 5 of their 11 league video games away from Previous Trafford this season.
“I believe house type is sweet,” he added. “The following step is to have that very same character away as we do at house.
“Once we play away we’ve a whole lot of followers following us and we are able to do the identical away. Pitches are the identical dimension and it’s nonetheless 11 towards 11.
“We are able to develop, we nonetheless have steps to make however proud of that as nicely.”
The Pink Devils will fancy their possibilities of selecting up one other three factors towards Leeds, who sacked head coach Jesse Marsch on Tuesday with the workforce winless in seven league video games and solely exterior the relegation zone on objective distinction.
Ten Hag acknowledged how necessary the rivalry was for the 2 units of supporters, whereas additionally expressing his sympathy for Marsch following the American’s dismissal.
“It’s the match of the roses,” Ten Hag stated. “It’s positively an enormous sport on this a part of England and an enormous sport for us.
“We’ve Metropolis, we’ve Liverpool, however as nicely for our followers this sport means a lot. Our gamers are conscious of that and can know what to do.
“It’s all the time unhappy if a supervisor will get sacked. Basically, I don’t imagine it that you simply sack a supervisor and get higher outcomes.
“More often than not it doesn’t work. However the stress is excessive with decision-makers at soccer they usually flip, however for those who see the details, more often than not it doesn’t work out nicely.”
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Ten Hag might be with out various key gamers for Wednesday, with Scott McTominay, Antony and Anthony Martial all absent with harm whereas Casemiro will serve the primary sport of his three-match suspension for grabbing the throat of Will Hughes within the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
However Ten Hag is anticipating victory and says he won’t settle for any excuses ought to they not obtain that, including: “I all the time need to play with the gamers who can be found and we’ve a squad.
“We’ve many good gamers in our squad who will not be taking part in within the beginning XI.
“After a sport, I can’t say, ‘Casemiro is just not there, Anthony Martial is just not there’. We’ve to win. United are succesful and we’ve to win the video games regardless of who’s on the pitch.”