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Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag defends workforce after Omonia Nicosia scare

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Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has defended his workforce’s show regardless of being given a scare by Cypriot minnows Omonia Nicosia.

United gained 3-2 on the GSP Stadium on Thursday after trailing 1-0 at half-time. Marcus Rashford scored twice and Anthony Martial acquired one other after each got here off the bench to rescue United, however Ten Hag insisted afterwards he did not see so much mistaken with the efficiency.

“I believe it was a nasty 10 minutes after we conceded the objective,” Ten Hag informed a information convention after the sport. “I believe first-half — and it is not straightforward towards an opponent, so compact to create possibilities — and we created a number of possibilities.

“We got here again and that is a constructive from a mentality space, however you’ll be able to’t evaluate this with the sport on Sunday [against Manchester City].

“Soccer is a recreation of errors. Within the first 30 or 35 minutes we performed fairly effectively, the one factor we did not do was rating a objective.

“While you rating a objective you make your life straightforward, we did not after which we concede a objective and it was the worst 10 minutes of the sport from us. After half-time, we dealt effectively with the setback.”

One constructive for Ten Hag was the efficiency of Martial, who scored after approaching as an alternative to the second recreation in a row. He returned from an Achilles damage to attain twice within the 6-3 defeat to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday and located the web once more towards Omonia with a pointy strike into the underside nook from outdoors the field.

Accidents have restricted the Frenchman to simply three substitute appearances this season, however he has made a case to start out towards Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

“We need to do it actually rigorously as a result of he had a great pre-season — good, match, additionally good influence — and final 10 minutes towards Atletico Madrid he fell out after which he returned towards Liverpool and acquired one other damage that put him far again,” Ten Hag stated.

“I can’t power it. I’ve to do it with a plan, that’s what we’re making an attempt to do. It is fairly clear, we’re completely happy together with his efficiency, all of the substitutes had a very good influence.

“That is what I anticipate from gamers on the bench. You aren’t enjoying with 11, you’re enjoying with 5, so each substitute must be prepared and tonight is simply one of the best instance you may get.”

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