Coach Erik Ten Hag praised Rashford and Weghorst but was dissatisfied with the other players.
In the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, MU just defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0. In this match, Rashford, Weghorst, and Bruno Fernandes scored goals for the “Red Devils.” After the game, coach Erik Ten Hag was pleased with Rashford and Weghorst’s performance, but he was not entirely satisfied with his players.
Ten Hag is not entirely content with the students.
“I am pleased with the players’ performance today. For ninety minutes, we dominated the game. However, there were still a few instances in which we allowed the opponent to gain ground, and an almost game-changing moment occurred.
We must prevent this from occurring in future games. In the first twenty minutes, we completely dominated our opponent. In the second half, the players played better, exhibited greater composure, and prevented the opponent from mounting a counterattɑck. The decisive goal should have been scored earlier, but 3-0 is a good score.”
When asked about Marcus Rashford, coach Ten Hag could not conceal his delight at the student’s continuous “shooting” “I’m thrilled with Rashford’s current form. Since the beginning of the season, he has consistently worked to improve himself by completing his assignments, and now the results are in.
Ten Hag is complimentary of Rashford and Weghorst.
When it comes to attɑck, we always have a strategy, but Rashford’s individual breakthrough is crucial due to his extreme volatility. No one can stop him from scoring given his current mentɑl and physical state.”
In addition, the Dutch instructor praised rookie Weghorst after he scored the team’s first goal. “The first goal is always crucial for strikers. In the two games against Crystal Palace and Arsenal, he performed admirably in terms of pressure and positioning.
He played a significant role in the goals scored by Bruno Fernandes against Crystal Palace and Rashford against Arsenal. These are all excellent moves. Of course, scoring is the primary objective of strikers. Therefore, this objective is very important to Weghorst.”