Erik ten Hag would like Man Utd to repeat Liverpool reaction as top-four battle takes another twist

Erik ten Hag would like Man Utd to repeat Liverpool reaction as top-four battle takes another twist

Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United has made the top-four race between Manchester United and Liverpool more competitive.

Erik ten Hag has urged Manchester United’s players to rebound from Sunday’s 1-0 loss to West Ham United, something they have done several times this season.

The loss at the London Stadium was not the first time this season that the Red Devils lowered their standards, but the team’s propensity to recover from setbacks has resulted in a largely successful season.

The 4-0 loss to Brentford in August was followed by a victory over Liverpool, and four days after the 7-0 thrashing at Anfield, United defeated Real Betis 4-1.

The Red Devils have also bounced back from crushing defeats at Manchester City, Aston Villa, Arsenal, and Newcastle United with victories in their subsequent contests.

Ten Hag hopes his team can replicate the feat against Wolverhampton Wanderers next week, as consecutive losses to Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham have reduced the gap to fifth-place Liverpool to just one point.

“That’s exactly what I just said in the locker room: ‘c’mon, anything is possible.

This season, we have endured a number of devastating setbacks, but each time we have recovered,” Ten Hag stated on BT Sport. “Again, demonstrate the character and proceed.

The former Ajax manager continued, “I thought we played well and created a lot of opportunities in the first half.” “Perhaps on their first attempt, they will score a goal. We are naturally disappointed with the outcome, just as we were on Thursday.

We lost for ourselves, and now we have one week [until the next game] – the first time since the holidays that we have had that much leisure between contests. Both of the second halves [against Brighton and West Ham] fell short of expectations.

Sunday’s loss in the capital was United’s 57th of the season, more than any other team in the Premier League, and United have appeared somewhat fatigued in recent weeks.

When asked if the team’s fitness levels were affecting its performance, Ten Hag responded, “It could be, but we can’t feel sad for ourselves. We must persevere and demonstrate our character.

There are only four contests remaining in the Premier League. Then you require vitality, which is in your control. Prepare for the events by clearing your mind and focusing your energy.

Erik ten Hag would like Man Utd to repeat Liverpool reaction as top-four battle takes another twist