Reds unchanged at Leicester

Thursday 01 September 2022 19:22

Erik ten Hag has explained why he has once again opted for the same starting 11 for three games on the bounce.

The players that saw off both Liverpool and Southampton last week have once again been called upon for this evening's away trip to Leicester. 

"You want to get in routines, they did well [the starting 11] so we keep going," explained the boss ahead of kick-off. 

"We have a lot of games to cover so other players will come in."

Despite playing again at the weekend against league leaders Arsenal, which could lead to squad rotations, ten Hag is focused solely on this game: "First game is the most important, so this game."

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The Reds are in search of our third win from five games and ten Hag believes the growing intensity of the team has been key. 

"The process has to be good, so good organisation, you're talking about possession, you need [to be] dynamic, you need some intensity."

He continues: "When you talk about out of possession you're pressing so we need intensity." 

Despite United being in good form and coming up against bottom-of-the-table Leicester, ten Hag believes the Foxes will still prove to be a tough test for his side. 

"I've seen the way they play, their style. They want to play football.

"They have a lot of speed up front so just four games tells [us] nothing."

United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen; Elanga, Fernandes (c), Sancho; Rashford.