What Erik ten Hag told Manchester United players after Cadiz loss
Erik ten Hag was discontent with Man United’s beginning in their 4-2 loss by Cadiz in Spain on Thursday night.
“It must be the standard generally and, in all honesty, initial 15 minutes can’t occur. That isn’t our norm, it shouldn’t work out, so that is the thing we talked around,” Ten Hag told MUTV. “We’ll rehash tomorrow yet we need to strike it, define a boundary and continue, it can’t occur from now on.”
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Ten Hag evaluated the new kids on the block’s exhibition all the more thoughtfully. Mainoo, Marc Jurado, Tyler Fredricson, Sam Murray and Noam Emeran all showed up for the senior side as United handled a team with a typical age of 18-and-a-half for the restart.
Of those presented, just Dishon Bernard, Charlie Savage, Shola Shoretire and Charlie McNeill had made their first-team debut.
“They gave energy,” Ten Hag added. “They run, they fight, maybe not always in the right organisation, they make mistakes, they are not used to playing this level.
“It was a good lesson and when you make small mistakes they have big consequences and finally we lose the game.”