Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that manager Erik ten Hag was furious with his team despite their win over Bournemouth..
United will finish the gameweek in the top four after a 3-0 victory over Gary O’Neil’s side. Casemiro broke the deadlock at Old Trafford, and goals from Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford in the second half secured the points.
Since returning from the World Cup, United have won four consecutive league and cup games without conceding a goal. Nonetheless, according to De Gea, their manager believes there is still room for improvement.
“He was happy with the clean sheet, but he was also angry,” De Gea said after the win to the Manchester Evening News. “Because we gave up too many chances and were too open at the end of the game, he was irritated..
“He’s doing fine. As I previously stated, he unites all of the players and makes us feel like a cohesive unit. Everyone wants to win, and everyone wants to play for this club, which is huge.
“He brought a great spirit to the team; we’re playing really well, and this is how we have to show and maintain our momentum..
The win over Bournemouth brought United level on points with third-placed Newcastle United, who drew 0-0 with league leaders Arsenal. Ten Hag’s team is also only one point behind Manchester City, who have a game in hand against Chelsea.
United’s next two games are in cup competitions, against Everton in the FA Cup third round and Charlton in the League Cup quarterfinals. Following that, the team will face tough Premier League tests against Manchester City and Arsenal.
“We’re still in the process, and we controlled the game in the first half, but we didn’t play brilliantly,” Ten Hag said after the Bournemouth game..
We had a good goal from a set-play and then a really good counter-attack right after half-time, so it was a good goal.
We need to play smart and stay compact; let them run and the spaces will appear because as they take risks, you will have counter-chances.
We ended up with two departments, one attacking and one defending, separated by a large gap “In a post-match press conference, he explained. “It takes a lot of energy to get a tennis match. We don’t want to play tennis; we prefer football. [Let’s] Maintain possession of the ball and recognize when to accelerate..