Erik ten Hag has guided Manchester United to three straight wins in the Premier League – the first time the club has done so in 2022.
The Dutchman endured a disastrous start to the season after losing his first two games but the Reds have recovered in stellar fashion, climbing to fifth in the Premier League after being bottom roughly two weeks ago.
United’s win at Leicester on Thursday night was another scrappy affair but they got the job done after Jadon Sancho’s first-half opener gave them all three points.
Speaking after the game, Ten Hag has now labeled the win as a ‘step forward’, insisting that the players are fighting for each other on the pitch.
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“A step forward,” Ten Hag told BT Sport when questioned on the game at Leicester. “We are happy with that. Again, a good team spirit. 11 players on the pitch who fight for each other.
“Good compact, good press and I think a lovely goal. But also, room for improvement still but that’s normal in the start of the season.
“We can be dangerous in the transition moments, we know that. Especially in the second half but also in the first half, there were many spaces. We didn’t even explore them that well. Had we made one or the other better decision, we should have scored the second goal.”
All eyes will now be on Sunday evening’s mouthwatering clash against Arsenal, where Ten Hag will look to make it four Premier League wins on the spin – a feat the club failed to achieve last season.