Ten Hag seek dominance after disappointing performance

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Following the poor performance against Manchester City on Sunday, Erik Ten Hag want his team to dominate games.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag insists he wants his side to dominate every game they play, claims its their approach and it will not be changed.

The Red Devils suffer a huge defeat against Manchester City on Sunday and Ten Hag frowns at the performance of his players.

Ten Hag’s men will play away from home against Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League as they seek to Reds seek to win the group.

Speaking ahead of the Europa League game Ten Hag said: “In Europe, it’s always a different approach, but it’s also always difficult. I played before there, in the stadium against an opponent so the ambience, we have to be ready for that.

“We have to be ready for a team that is well motivated. They play on the front foot. For them, it is the game of their life, so we have to be ready to face that and to play our game and that is one of the lessons from Sunday.

“Not only European games”, He added. “In all the games, we want to dominate, to dictate and at least control the game. So that is for every game, that is our approach and that will not change.”

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial returned from injury and bagging two goals in the Manchester derby despite coming on in the second half.

When asked about the fitness of the French man, Ten Hag said: “After a good pre-season, he fell out and only played a half game against Liverpool and we are happy he’s back.

“But we will take it careful, step by step in a process to bring him back, but he played now almost a half, so 35 minutes, which is good and now we have to extend that. But from game to game, and we have a lot of games to cover.”

 

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