Erik ten Hag could not be satisfied with his team's performance in the last match of the Premier League. Manchester United was defeated by Newcastle United with a score of 2:0. Worst of all, the Red Devils looked like a team that had never played together.
United fans believe that the main problem is the absence of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. Erik ten Hag talked about exactly that at the press conference before the match with Brentford United; "They are two quality players,” Ten Hag said, as quoted by eurosport.com The Dutchman emphasized how important they are to the club.
However, Erik is aware that he also needs a strong bench, because there will always be chances that certain players are missing. “You know, the midfield department, games will be decided always in the midfield. So when you miss two quality players, it's clear.
But you have a squad, and when you don't have them, you still have to win." Erik ten Hag is not worried regardless of his team's slightly worse results. He believes and hopes that they can improve things in the next matches.
“We played 60 minutes against Southampton with 10 men, we beat Fulham (in the FA Cup), that's a Premier League opponent,” he said.
“We beat Newcastle in the Carabao Cup, another Premier League opponent.
So we're not concerned. We know we can beat Premier League teams."
The good news for United fans is the fact that Luke Shaw has extended his contract with the club until 2027. Luke Shaw is the team's key player this season, and he will have great importance to the team.
“I think it is a good message. An England international, he is doing really well this season.
Really happy with him, I think he is a modern left full-back, but can play also other positions, left centre-back.
He matches absolute the standards we want to have, so it's a very good message."