Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag insists that his workforce are ‘prepared for the season’ regardless of failing two win any of their closing three summer time friendlies.
United began with a press release 4-0 victory over Liverpool in Ten Hag’s first sport in cost again in the midst of 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 defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Within the membership’s closing pre-season sport, and Ten Hag’s first at Outdated Trafford, a largely younger United aspect have been held to a 1-1 draw by Rayo Vallecano.
However whereas Ten Hag has beforehand expressed disappointment with outcomes or explicit moments in video games, general he appears to have an optimistic outlook forward of the Premier League season beginning subsequent weekend.
“I believe we [have had] pre-season. We make good progress. We’re prepared for the season. I do know there’s nonetheless room for enchancment. We’ve to enhance and that’s additionally a course of that continues throughout the season,” he stated, by way of ManUtd.com.
“However, for subsequent week, it is in regards to the outcome as effectively,” he added, referring to United’s opening sport at house in opposition to Brighton on Sunday.
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Ten Hag additionally has excessive expectations for brand spanking new signing Lisandro Martinez.
“I believe it was a extremely good mixture with Rapha [Varane] they usually performed actually strong. That was good to see. At all times the query is how do you combine and I believe he can combine fairly effectively into the workforce,” the boss defined.