Erik Ten Hag Hints At His Attacking Preferences

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Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has hinted toward his preferred attacking choices. The Dutchman has been impressed by Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, while Bruno Fernandes has done well in the creative department. 

Martial has looked brilliant for the Red Devils throughout the preseason in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, scoring three goals. Sancho and Rashford both have two goals. Fernandes, who is likely to play a significant role for the squad in the upcoming season, has started all three games.

The Red Devils return to Premier League action on the 7th of August. They will face Brighton, who emphatically beat them 4-0 at the tail end of last season. When asked about the above-mentioned quartet, Ten Hag stated that they are likely to start that game.

It can be. You see they connect really good together. I think when you see that you are lucky as a manager, the team is lucky, we have a threat, we have weapons, and we have to improve that every day, to develop that.

Ten Hag On Youngsters

Additionally, Ten Hag spoke about the reasons why he could not give the young players minutes. He believed that there is little time to experiment with others, and needs to address the senior squad before the season.

We have a squad here and we don’t have a lot of time, we have to be ready for August 7, the squad here is defined in generations. We have experienced players, but also we wanted to give some young talents the chance, while they deserved it, to be here.

I cannot give all young players the chances they maybe deserve, because we have to construct a team. It is good to have them in, I see them daily in training. I get a really good impression from them, from there on we can develop them by good plans, that is the idea. Not all youngsters have gained minutes. I have to set priorities, but in future, they will play an important role.

Erik Ten Hag has specialized in working with youth talents. His Ajax side of 2018/19 was one of the most remarkable teams we have seen in recent history. Although he could not integrate them this time, United fans should not worry about the long-term future of their prospects.

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