Manchester United failed to hold on to a 2-0 lead at Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday and that angered manager Erik ten Hag. Jadon Sancho opened the score after just seven minutes before Marcus Rashford pushing United to a 2-0 lead with an excellent goal. Second half strikes from Pedro Porro and Son Heung-min made sure the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Dutch coach blamed the busy schedule of United, but also added that he felt his players needed to step up more. “There is enough time to recover. Our players have to be ready. Today we are not ready. Some thought 90% was enough. But we are losing focus,” Ten Hag told the press. “That’s why we give away goals. We haven’t done our job in positioning.”
The game in London was United’s third match in just seven days after beating Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and playing away at Sevilla in the Europa League last Thursday. “I know it’s not robots and it’s a tough schedule. But when you play for Man United and you play away games, you have to give everything at every opportunity,” Ten Hag added.