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‘I’m a sensible man’


Erik ten Hag is conscious that Manchester United will battle to qualify for the Champions League this season and admits he’s a ‘life like man’.

With a mounting harm disaster and vital fixtures on the horizon, Ten Hag admitted he is aware of United might want to ‘catch up’ if they’re to be aggressive for the rest of the season.

The Purple Devils journey to Chelsea for a Premier League conflict on Thursday, however they are going to be with out the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw. A win would solely minimize the hole on fourth-place Aston Villa to eight factors and Tottenham Hotspur in fifth to 6 factors.

Addressing the present normal of the top-flight and the possibilities United have of reaching subsequent season’s Champions League, Ten Hag mentioned: “I’ve excessive requirements and I might be dissatisfied if we did not qualify. I do know it is going to be very troublesome as a result of we aren’t in a superb place.

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Man Utd beat Chelsea 2-1 within the reverse fixture / Stu Forster/GettyImages

“However we wish to win each recreation, that’s the usual we have now right here amongst one another. We are going to hold going and hold believing in these requirements. We’ve to catch up. Additionally I do know we have now had plenty of issues so I’m a sensible man.

“In a contest that’s so aggressive and the groups are so shut by way of ranges with one another, then you definitely want the gamers to be out there to make a constant crew to carry the routines in your method of play.

“If it’s important to make compromises your ranges will drop, you’ll drop factors. For those who play in a constant crew your ranges will go up. Once you usher in the very best gamers in your squad you’ll accumulate extra factors and that may be a truth.”