Erik Ten Hag Stresses The Significance Of Urgent At Manchester United

The brand new Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has signalled his intent to play an aggressive urgent recreation subsequent season.

In his first pre-season recreation this week, a 4-0 win over Liverpool, the depth with which his gamers pressed was notable, and he has confirmed this may proceed.

“We wish to press, we wish to press all day and play proactive soccer,” the Dutchman stated in a press convention in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday.

“Typically we will do that prime but when not potential, we’ve got to learn it as a group and drop decrease. However we wish to press and that must be the intention all day.”

Ten Hag’s predecessor, United’s interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick additionally arrived on the membership with a robust fame for making his groups press, however after doing it in his first recreation towards Crystal Palace, determined his gamers weren’t in a position to do it and stopped.

Nonetheless, Ten Hag loved success at Ajax with a high-pressing recreation that demanded quite a bit from his gamers and he has confirmed he desires to move this to Outdated Trafford.

“From each space of the group, I need productiveness. That is crucial factor, that gamers take the initiative on and off the ball, in offense and defence.”

Ten Hag was talking forward of United’s second pre-season recreation towards Melbourne Victory on the Melbourne Cricket Floor on Friday.

“It is pre-season however in soccer you play to win,” he stated. “So in the long run it is at all times vital, profitable. However after all on this pre-season we additionally need to develop our group in order that can also be a really huge goal for the sport. Our squad is at full capability. We now have a robust squad so the followers will likely be blissful.”

“We’re proud of this recreation as a result of it’s completely different opposition. It’s at all times good to play towards a group with a distinct tradition. From Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, we all know what we will count on. From Melbourne Victory, will probably be completely different. I believe they play in a great stage and they’re second within the league final 12 months so they are going to have a robust squad. It will be a great take a look at.”

A number of United gamers carried out effectively of their opening pre-season recreation who Ten Hag was eager to reward, together with Jadon Sancho and Eric Bailly.

“I used to be actually blissful to see [Sancho play well on the right]. I believe we’ve got a great left aspect however I believe you see towards Liverpool that we even have assaults on the precise aspect and it was good to see it since you wish to have steadiness. In case you are solely on one aspect it’s fairly predictable so we wish that to develop over two sides but additionally within the center and from in every single place.”

When requested about Bailly’s spectacular show, Ten Hag replied, “I’m blissful. We’d like a full squad for the approaching season with a number of video games. Within the center there is a World Cup so we’d like a extremely full squad with a number of competitors between the gamers so we push one another to the next stage.”

Ten Hag has been reunited with Donny van de Beek at Manchester United who he labored with at Ajax, and confirmed he sees him as an attacking participant.

“He can do each. I do know that from the previous. However his finest place, his finest functionality is within the field of the opponent. Enjoying quick behind the striker, he has a extremely good scent of being in the precise place.”

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