Erik Ten Hag breaks silence on Man United’s potential title challenge

Saturday afternoon saw Manchester United beat arch-rivals Manchester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Despite falling behind in the game’s second half following a close-range header from substitute Jack Grealish, the Red Devils came roaring back and managed to complete a sensational turnaround.

Midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored United’s equaliser before in-form attacker Marcus Rashford netted an 82nd-minute winner.

Reacting to his team’s latest victory Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag, as quoted by BBC Sport, said: “The first half we played very well. We defended very well and broke in good opportunities. We were really happy at half-time. […] I’m really happy with the performance of the team.”

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The 20-time league winner’s latest victory has seen them close the gap to six points on leaders Arsenal and move just one behind City, and although the table looks attractive if you’re a United fan, Ten Hag is keen to ensure that everybody associated with the club remains grounded.

“The fans may dream but we have to keep our feet on the ground and our game has a lot to improve,” Ten Hag told the media, as quoted by MEN’s Samuel Luckhurst.

“It can’t happen that after half-time we lose so much control of the game.”

United’s next league match, which could see them move up to second in the table, is set to be an away game against Crystal Palace. The midweek matchup is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (UK time) next Wednesday.

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