Erik ten Hag admits Manchester United were ‘rubbish’ in first half of Leicester win

Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned his facet were “garbage” in the first half of their 3-0 win over Leicester Metropolis on Sunday.

United went into half-time main 1-0 at Previous Trafford due to a Marcus Rashford aim, however the scoreline may have been totally different if not for a number of high quality saves from goalkeeper David de Gea.

Rashford added a second aim — his twenty fourth of the season in all competitions — after the break, with substitute Jadon Sancho scoring United’s third as Leicester failed to hassle their hosts as a lot as that they had executed in the opening 45 minutes.

“We’re proud of the end result, it’s an awesome end result,” Ten Hag informed Sky Sports activities after the match. “While you play each third day, you can not all the time get the identical efficiency or (play) to the bounds of the sport.


“At the moment, the first half was actually robust. Nevertheless it was additionally, first, Leicester performed brilliantly. Second, we were garbage.

“Our means of enjoying, we were actually inconsequential, ill-disciplined in our ideas, our guidelines of the sport, and then you definately get issues. It was solely (by) David de Gea that we acquired to half-time with a clear sheet.

“And we were fortunate we scored an awesome aim — nice move from Bruno, nice run from Rashy, 1-0 up.”

It is one other sport, and it is one other aim for Marcus Rashford.

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The win strikes United three factors behind second-placed Manchester Metropolis and 5 behind leaders Arsenal in the Premier League desk, albeit having performed a sport greater than the north London facet.

Ten Hag and United are again in motion on Thursday once they host Barcelona in the second leg of their Europa League play-off tie, which is finely poised after the 2-2 draw in Catalonia.


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