Ten Hag seek more ruthless United side

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Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has stated that he wants his side to more ruthless in games following their victory against Nottingham Forest last night.

Erik Ten Hag Reds came back to action in the Premier League game after the World cup with a 3-0 victory over the bottom side Forest at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford gave the Reds the lead after he met with Christian Eriksen cross from the corner kick.

The England international then assisted Anthony Martial in the first half of the game to give them a perfect lead.

Brazilian Fred came on and grabbed a goal after he perfectly slot in the ball from the Casemiro’s pass.

Following the victory Ten Hag believes his side should have gotten more goal in the game and he insists his side must show their ruthless side in games.

“I can confirm that [is the case], because that is what I said in the dressing room. We have to score more goals. I think we created so many chances, it takes us until just before the end to make the third goal.

“I think we have to finish the game in earlier moments. I think just after half-time, we created two really good chances and we have to finish the game. Many games are to come, you can then save more energy, which is better for everyone, but also for the progress of the team, you need that.

“I think our players can score, you can see that, Martial is a goalscorer, Rashford is a goalscorer, Bruno Fernandes scores goals, so we have a lot of players who can score goals but we have to be ruthless.”

Nottingham Forest scored a goal from set piece but was ruled out for offside but Ten Hag insists they need to be good at them.

“It’s important. In today’s football, it is really important that, in set-plays, you score from it, don’t concede. If you see this around in the Premier League there are many goals from set-plays, so we have to be good in them.

“To be fair, just before half-time, we were not 100 percent focused and we conceded a goal [only for it to be disallowed by VAR] – it decides games, so you have to be good in them.”



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