Last night, with the right decisions of Erik Ten Hag, Man Utd beɑt Burnley with a score of 2-0 and entered the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Goals from Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford helped Man Utd beɑt Burnley in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. This was Man Utd’s first match after the World Cup ended and also the first time they played without Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad after the controversy last month.
In general, against the opponent from the Championship, Man Utd showed the upper hand and decided the match after only 57 minutes. Here are the 4 right things that coach Erik Ten Hag did last night, from the perspective of the Daily Star.
1. Give Wan-Bissaka a Chance
Wan-Bissaka was trusted last night.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is going through difficult days at Man Utd. Injuries and declining form made him no longer a place in the starting line-up of Man Utd and was also not called to play in the World Cup.
However, last night in a rare time being used by Ten Hag, Wan-Bissaka left an impression with an assist for Eriksen to open the scoring.
2. Drag Casemiro down to the center-back
The illness of Harry Maguire left Ten Hag with a lack of options for central defenders when Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez had not returned from the World Cup Final.
The Dutch strategist put out the fire by dragging Casemiro down to the centre-back and letting Scott McTominay pair up with Eriksen in the midfield. This is a bold decision and very effective.
Man Utd kept a clean sheet against Burnley. Victor Lindelof and Casemiro had a great night out.
3. The stars return
Rashford returned and immediately scored.
Casemiro, Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford and Tyrell Malacia, players who have just attended the World Cup, all returned last night. In addition, they also have Anthony Martial in attɑck, who has just recovered from injᴜry.
In general, the key players have helped Man Utd have a slightly stronger strength than the opponent from the Championship, Burnley and victory came to them as a matter of course.
4. Completed each mission
Man Utd are taking small steps forward this season. Early in the season, Ten Hag’s goal was to bring in the pieces needed to patch the holes.
That’s why they spent more than 200 million pounds to get Casemiro and Antony’s signatures. Casemiro very quickly became an indispensable piece in the Red Devils squad. In the match last night, the versatility of the Brazilian midfielder helped Ten Hag to patch up the defense that was lacking too many Man Utd personnel.
In this season, the Carabao Cup is the most likely arena for Ten Hag to dream of his first title at Old Trafford. They beɑt Burnley to advance to the Quarterfinals. There are only 3 opponents left on the way for Man Utd to conquer the Carabao Cup.
In general, it is not an impossible task, especially when the winter transfer market is about to open and Man Utd will still have the opportunity to bring in more quality rookies.