Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag admitted they could have made life easier if they had scored more goals after their 1-0 win against Luton Town at Old Trafford, on Saturday. The Dutchman feels they had their chances in the first half but could not grab them with both hands.
Victor Lindelof scored the decisive goal for the home team and gave them a much-needed win after a heartbreaking 4-3 loss against Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League.
“We create many chances and we could have made life easier if we score goals,” said Ten Hag in the press conference.
“In the first half, I observed four 100% chances. If you get the first, you get the second and it becomes easier.
“I told them at half-time we are not taking risks. If you bring bodies higher on the pitch, the opportunity to score goals is higher. It will come but with those four 100% chances, one has to find the net.”
On the other hand, Manchester United’s injury woes manifolded after the match. Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez are already out with their respective injuries. Furthermore, Rasmus Hojlund arrived from Atalanta with a back injury.
“You don’t want to lose any player this is also our season, so many injuries,” said Ten Hag. “We talk about it many times, the routine levels in your team, in the style of play.
“At this moment with Rasmus, I can’t say anything about it because I don’t know. We do an assessment but have to wait for 24 hours to see the conclusion and if there is a problem.
“Christian slipped, but it is the same.”
Manchester United haven’t been at their absolute best in the ongoing season and Ten Hag will hope that they will turn the tables after the international break.
The Red Devils will take on Everton on 26th November.