Manchester United have nothing but finals left, says Ten Hag
With his Manchester United aspect nonetheless within the thick of three completely different races and within the midst of a grueling stretch of video games, supervisor Erik ten Hag says he is not going to prioritise one competitors over one other.
“We approach this game by game, what can we do?” Ten Hag stated after Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Nottingham Forest. “We have to win. We are United, we have to win every game.”
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United’s victory over Steve Cooper’s relegation-threatened Forest on the City Ground propelled them into third to strengthen their grip on a top-four Premier League end.
The match was additionally sandwiched between the 2 legs of their Europa League quarterfinal in opposition to Sevilla. After a 2-2 draw within the first leg, United head to Seville for the return on Thursday. They play Brighton at Wembley within the FA Cup semifinals subsequent Sunday.
“The points are getting more expensive at this period of the season, because they are all finals, they are really battling against relegation, they are giving their lives and this is every opponent, or they go for the top, so you have to really fight and battle for every point,” Ten Hag stated.
Adding to the problem of their breathless schedule is a spate of accidents. United, who have been already lacking striker Marcus Rashford and defenders Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, misplaced midfielder Marcel Sabitzer on Sunday when he injured his groin within the warm-up.
“Sabitzer came off in the warm-up, he felt something,” the supervisor stated. “We decided not to take the risk, we will find out [Monday] what it is. But when you have [Christian] Eriksen on the bench, it is definitely not a disadvantage.
“Last week I had 9 match prime defenders, now I have 4,” Ten Hag added. “We want all our gamers, we’re nonetheless in three competitions, we want all of the gamers to type a prime group.”
United have already passed last season’s Premier League points total, with 59 from 30 games, and still have eight games to play.
Diogo Dalot, who netted his first Premier League goal in his 100th appearance in all competitions for United on Sunday, said his team faces a “huge week.”
“Two decisive video games, we wish to be in place to combat for trophies,” Dalot said. “Now we have an opportunity to get near a closing, and to get to a closing. Hopefully we win each video games.”
They have already hoisted one trophy this season, profitable the League Cup in late February.