Manchester United achieved an important victory over Charlton Athletic with a score of 3:0. This means that they are going to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. Erik ten Hag commented on his team's performance and effectiveness.
‘We weren’t clinical enough in front of goal,’ said Ten Hag, as quoted by dailymail.co.uk. ‘We need more effectiveness there because we create good chances in the first half hour. We should have finished this game earlier on – 3-0 was a little bit over the top.
It was a brilliant finish by Antony but I think we should have scored more already. We had to fight for it until the end. I don't think Charlton created good open chances, but still you never know and we had to fight.'
United had an excellent game, but the young players were especially good; In the foreground is Alejandro Garnacho.
Facundo Pellistri entered near the end and showed that Erik ten Hag can count on him. ‘I was happy with the performance and you see especially we have some young guys on the pitch like (Alejandro) Garnacho. We've seen him more in the last weeks and again it was some really good actions.
He was a threat so many times, he took on his opponent one on one and that is great. You like these players. Kobbie Mainoo, first time debut, did well. (Facundo) Pellistri came in for the first time and did really well and got a good assist for Rashford for 2-0.'
Marcus Rashford continues his great run with 2 goals. The club is happy about his progress. ‘I think I have told you many times, when he brings himself into position in the one-on-ones, in the box, he will score, that is what he is doing in this moment. If he keeps the focus and puts the same effort in, then he will continue scoring.’
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