Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag insists his facet are “ready for the season” regardless of failing to select up two wins in any of their final three friendlies.
United began with a 4-0 win over Liverpool in Ten Hag’s first recreation in mid-July. They adopted that up with additional wins over Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace, however threw away a 2-0 lead in opposition to Aston Villa, earlier than a loss to Atletico Madrid.
In the membership’s remaining pre-season recreation, and Ten Hag’s first at Old Trafford, a largely younger United facet had been held to a 1-1 draw by Rayo Vallecano.
But whereas Ten Hag has beforehand expressed disappointment with outcomes or specific moments in matches, he seems to have an total optimistic outlook forward of the Premier League season which begins subsequent weekend.
“I think we [have had] a good pre-season. We are making good progress. We are ready for the season. I know there is still room for improvement. We have to improve and that is also a process that continues throughout the season,” he stated by way of ManUtd.com.
“But for next week it’s about the result as well,” he added, referring to United’s opening recreation at residence to Brighton on Sunday.
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Ten Hag additionally has excessive expectations for brand spanking new signing Lisandro Martinez.
“I think it was a really good combination with Rapha [Varane] and they played really well. It was good to see. The question is always how to integrate and I think he can integrate quite well in the team,” defined the supervisor.
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