Erik ten Hag’s second season as Manchester United’s manager has started out fairly poorly, despite the team winning the Carabao Cup in his first season. Eight games into the season, the Red Devils have already lost eight in all competitions, and the team’s typically dismal play has many doubting Ten Hag’s present strategy.
When discussing this criticism earlier, Ten Hag retaliated by saying that the team lacked the players to play in the free-flowing fashion that he employed during his incredibly successful time at Ajax.
Ten Hag has since talked on how Man Utd might play better in the future, noting that stability and less injury worries will be extremely beneficial to the squad.
“What we have to work on is a stable starting XI, at least with 12 or 13 players, then the routines will be better and more chances will be coming,” he stated.
Gaining more players for the starting lineup—12, 13—allows you to cycle and establish team routines. So far this season, we’ve had a lot of substitutions at left back and right forward, which has made it difficult to establish routines and maintain midfield balance.
“Once we arrive, though, I have no doubt that we will play better, sharpen our skills, give a better performance, and so forth. I’m pleased with the points we’ve already gained. Even though we’re not playing well, we’re still in a position to contend for everything and not too far away.
“We’re happy with it, but we still want to do better. That is unquestionably our goal.