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Erik ten Hag hopes his team performs better for the Liverpool match

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag hopes his team performs better for the Liverpool match

The new manager knows his team needs to show a new attitude today

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was interviewed by the club media ahead of today’s fixture against Liverpool at Old Trafford. The former Ajax coach seems to understand the importance of this game due to the historical rivalry between the two biggest clubs in England and hopes that his team is ready to win.

First, he was asked if the match against Liverpool could be an opportunity for his team to show the fighting spirit they have been missing ever since the season started, to which he answered: “I think in any game you have to show that, it’s a way of life. But especially against Liverpool, it has to be one bracket extra”.

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The 52-year-old manager was questioned if this is the kind of match that he lives for, to which he said that not only it was a big game for him, but for his players: “I think the manager and the players. Let’s say this, you started to play football to have the experience of a game like this. So, we are really excited and we’re really looking forward to this game”.

The Dutch manager apologized to the fans for last week’s defeat against Brentford and said he wasn’t happy with the mentality of the team: “It was clear that last Saturday I was unhappy with that factor. I think it’s the basic stuff, as a team on the pitch, but also what the fans can expect from us. I feel really sorry after Saturday's game what we delivered for our fans”.

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Lastly, Erik ten Hag encouraged the fans to support the team in today’s match, however, he knows he and his team have to win the fans back after this terrible start of the season: “I can say I hope they are behind us. But first, the team has to act, to show, and then I’m sure they will be behind us”.


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