Manchester United has been really struggling with bad results in recent years. Many managers changed and many players too, United spent a real fortune on reinforcements, but they could never get to the game that graced them in their golden age.
The beginning of this season was also very bad for their standards, but it seems to us that Ten Haag's team is getting better games and thus the results. It was the same yesterday at the League Cup match. Coach Erik ten Haag's team defeated Crystal Palace 3:0 (2:0) in front of their fans and thus advanced to the fourth round of the competition in which they were the best last season.
It was an opportunity for this year's reinforcement, Sofian Amrabat, to make his debut in front of the home fans after arriving from Fiorentina on a one-year loan. United played a very good match and the scorers in the convincing victory were Alejandro Garnacho in the 21st minute, Casemiro in the 27th minute and Antony Martial in the 55th minute.
Ten Haag praised his team's performance and said he believed in them
"It was a good evening and I think we played very well and dominated the game. That's what we wanted to do. When you lose, the mood also drops. The team spirit was always good, the togetherness was present and still is.
we saw it today. We made a step forward against Burnley, in terms of how we defended, now we've gone a step further. There's still a lot to do, but it's important that we move forward," Ten Haag said. Ten Haag used the opportunity because the "less important" game was being played to give a chance to some new players as well as young players.
It seems that he did not make a mistake because United worked very well on the field and eventually won. Amrabat played 60 minutes, it was his first hour of play since June and the match he played for Fiorentina, if you don't count the few minutes he played towards the end of the meeting with Burnley.
He started the match at left back, and later moved to the middle. "I know that he is able to play laterally. If the team needs him there, he will play there. He has contributed and has quality, but there is also the energy and dynamism he brings," Ten Haag added.
Next week, Manchester United will play against the same opponent, but as part of the English Premier League, it will be interesting to see again if United will maintain a good game against the same opponent.