Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag optimistic despite setbacks after Luton win

“We are in a very good position,” exclaimed Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, as he expressed his satisfaction with his team’s standing in the Premier League. Despite facing some setbacks, Ten Hag believes that his side is well-placed in the league.

After their recent victory, United climbed to sixth place, just three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. However, it should be noted that Jurgen Klopp’s team still has a game in hand. Although United has won seven matches in the league, they have also suffered five defeats, which has led to some pressure on the Dutchman.

Nevertheless, Ten Hag remains optimistic about their position. He stated, “Even after all the setbacks we dealt with, we are still in a position, close to the top four. And when we start to play well, when we get it done, a team that is set for couple of weeks and months. Also, other teams will get setbacks and will also drop points.”

Highlighting their recent form, Ten Hag pointed out that United has won four out of their last five Premier League games, which is a positive sign. He believes that considering the troubles they have faced, they are in a very good position.

Reflecting on their narrow victory against the newly promoted team, Ten Hag acknowledged that their failure to score earlier in the game made it more challenging. He said, “We could have made life more easy when you score goals. But I think we created many chances. First half, I observed four 100% chances. If you get the first (goal), you get the second.”

Despite the tight scoreline, Ten Hag expressed his satisfaction with the result. He added, “Then it becomes more easy. But if you don’t score then you can always drop a ball in the box of wrong position and you are in trouble. We had to fight until the end and then it’s maybe not the prettiest, but if you oversee, I’m happy with that, we created many chances.”

Looking ahead, United’s next match is scheduled for November 26 against Everton in the Premier League, following the international break.

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