Ten Hag's key quotes: Part one

Friday 26 April 2024 13:30

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is looking for more of the same from his players after the Reds twice came from behind to beat Sheffield United earlier this week.

With yet another Premier League clash hot on the horizon, it is Vincent Kompany's Clarets who arrive in M16, as United look to get another win under our belt.

Speaking to the media at Carrington on Friday, Erik has full faith in his players to deliver ahead of our 15:00 GMT kick-off.

Providing updates on returning players, the current mood in the camp and more, scroll down to read the standout quotes from the boss...
Part one: Press conference v Burnley Video

Part one: Press conference v Burnley

Press conference | The boss began with positive news on Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial...

"That is especially [what we have to work on], out-of-possession stuff. Out of possession we have to be better organised and we have to be better disciplined, we have to play with a higher intensity. Then we have to keep doing that stuff in possession because I think we [have] made huge progress in this season, in possession and with attacking transitions. We have scored so many goals and you can see the difference between the first half of the season and the second half of the season. We have really developed our attacking way of play."

"Most important has been the back four, we haven't been sustainable. Every time we have had to make a risk and there have been so many different partnerships, so many times we have made switches there. So many changes there in the backline swapping full-backs and there we have our problems. But also there, our attacking players have to contribute more. More disciplined, put more pressure on the ball and making better runs."

"They play high intensity football. They changed a little bit their approach during the season, I think now they are in survival mode and they do pretty well. You can see the development in the last couple of games as they have got a good couple of results. They are hard to beat and all the compliments to Vincent and his staff."

"I think we can't afford this [complacency] with any opponent. With the team we have available and we have to creative in order to get a line up out. In the position where we are, we have to take every opponent with 100 per cent focus. We cannot allow to do a little bit less."

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"We are in a position in the season with so many setbacks and when you don't have the players available, you cannot put in the performance levels you target. That is the truth and I think many fans understand that this is the case and we can do better. But still, also, last year we were quite successful and we had good momentum. This year, we are less successful but we are again in a final and that is a good performance and it is where we want to be, to be in the position to win silverware."