Despite losing Manchester Derby, Ten Hag points out the positives of the game

Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag is convinced his team's performance wasn't bad.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Ten Hag worries Manchester United fans with his interpretation of the game against Man City.
Ten Hag worries Manchester United fans with his interpretation of the game against Man City.
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Manchester United suffered their second consecutive loss in the Premier League as they lose the Manchester derby 3-1 against Man City at the Etihad Stadium. Man United fans are starting to lose patience with Erik Ten Hag as the results continues to be inconsistent and the European spots continues to get further away from them. Man United stay in 6th in the Premier League table with 44 points and they are 11 points off Aston Villa who are 4th in the table. Manchester United desire to qualify for the Champions League next season, but it has become harder for them after this loss.

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Man United manager Ten Hag spoke after the game, but he acknowledged it as good instead of criticizing his team's performance. Man United had a total of 3 shots in the entire game, and their only shot on target was the Marcus Rashford strike in the 8th minute. Ten Hag said, "I think it was a good performance overall, we went 1-0 up and we had our moments after it to score the second one. We defended very well, and there were two defining moments when we nearly made a breakthrough and conceded the first goal.”

Ten Hag reveals that the team will aim to be fifth in the Premier League as that place could secure Champions League football. Spurs are 5th in the Premier League table with 50 points, six more than Man United. Ten Hag said, "Number five [fifth position in the league] can also be a position for Champions League so we have to fight for it."

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Bruno Fernandes' thoughts after the game against Man City

Bruno Fernandes was asked about the fighting for Champions League football next season. Fernandes said, "Every time you don't win a game it is a damage at this club. We know what this club demands, and we want to win the games we are involved in. We didn't get the three points today, but there's still a long way to go. We know it is not everything in our hands because other teams have to lose points, but we have to do our job."

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