It was great to see Manchester United put on a great performance against Aston Villa. This was a match that Erik ten Hag's team started motivated and cautious due to the fact that they knew what form Aston Villa was in. In the first part of the season, the team was in the lower part of the table and it was under the leadership of Unai Emery that the team was completely reborn and is now in the race for European competitions.
Manchester United still celebrated with Bruno Fernandes' goal in the first half of the match. The game of his team has been praised by Erik ten Hag. They had a great rhythm, possession, and in the end they managed to take 3 points.
Particularly impressive was the performance of Victor Lindelof. ‘A good three points but I think an impressive performance from Manchester United. We were magnificent on the ball, had good possession and pressed well. In the second half you want to go 2-0 ahead but we didn’t so it’s always going to be a tough finish.
[Victor Lindelof] played brilliant. He was totally in control in the area around [Ollie] Watkins.’- Erik ten Hag said, as quoted by METRO.
Erik ten Hag and Brighton
The next challenge for United will be Brighton. He is well aware that the result of this match could confirm their place in the Champions League at the end of the season.
There is no doubt that Brighton is a dangerous team this season, and the task will not be an easy one. ‘We look from game to game and next we have Brighton so we need to work hard again. We need to show passion again and not worry about the table.
We are totally in control [in the race for top four], it’s all about us and it’s in our hands.’ Brighton is also fighting for Europe. It will be uncertain until the end.