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Man United lacked ‘ardour’ and ‘struggle’ vs. Brentford – Ten Hag

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Manchester United lacked “ardour” and “struggle” of their 1-1 draw with Brentford, in response to supervisor Erik ten Hag.

United have been outplayed for a lot of the recreation on the Gtech Group Stadium on Saturday and have been lucky to take the lead within the 96th minute because of substitute Mason Mount.

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Brentford, although, scored a deserved equaliser by Kristoffer Ajer within the 99th minute and afterwards Ten Hag admitted his staff had not been adequate.

“We confirmed resilience all by the sport however in factors of aggressiveness Brentford have been higher,” stated Ten Hag.

“We should always present extra ardour and need in lots of moments within the recreation. However if you find yourself profitable [so late on] it is best to carry it over the road.

“We did not play nicely however there was spirit, there was struggle, however not sufficient.”

The end result broken United’s hopes of qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League, significantly after Aston Villa and Tottenham — sitting fourth and fifth within the desk, respectively — each gained their video games earlier within the day.

“Nonetheless there are a lot of video games to go, however after all the factors shall be costlier by the tip,” stated Ten Hag.

“There ought to have been three, however now it is just one and by the tip we’ll know the way it can work out, however it may be an enormous level on the finish.”

United subsequent face Chelsea and Liverpool and regardless of Brentford having 31 pictures, Ten Hag dismissed the suggestion his staff are too open on the again.

United have now conceded 20 or extra pictures in 9 of their final 11 video games.

“I defined it, we defended low at instances and since Brentford are very direct we misplaced many many second balls and we needed to defend the field,” stated Ten Hag. “We had an amazing goalkeeper [André Onana], he was good tonight, we have now to say that additionally.

“Our outcomes are fairly constant from January on. We concede pictures, however we do not concede so many objectives.”