Pep Guardiola’s claim that Manchester United is on its way back to being title contenders has been addressed by Erik ten Hag.
Guardiola expressed his admiration for Ten Hag’s United in his Friday pre-game press conference.
The Red Devils have improved significantly under former Ajax manager Ten Hag after a disastrous start to the season.
As the fifth permanent manager of United since Sir Alex Ferguson, Ten Hag arrived at Old Trafford in the summer.
Concerning a team that has gone five straight seasons without winning a trophy, Guardiola said he has a sense that United is on the rebound.
Finally, United is making a comeback, as evidenced by the 3-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday and the 1-1 draw against Chelsea the previous weekend.
He declared that he liked what he saw of United at the moment. Many teams like United will compete. You must compete to earn a spot in the Champions League and contend for the championship for this reason.
With Sunday’s victory over West Ham, Ten Hag’s team extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with a goal from Marcus Rashford, who scored his 100th goal for Manchester United.
When asked if he agreed with Guardiola that United was “coming back” after the victory, Ten Hag responded that he thought it was premature to make such a claim.
We need to manage it better in the second half. But we have a great spirit.
We are capable of scoring goals, but our attacking football effectiveness needs to increase. Although we are moving in the right direction, there is still a long way to go before we can pose a threat.
Ten Hag was eager to downplay Guardiola’s praise of Manchester United, but he conceded the team was moving in the right direction after moving up to fifth in the Premier League.
The Dutch manager further explained that while it was challenging at first, we are gradually approaching that point.
We work together, and you can see the positive team spirit in every header. They help and protect one another.
The bond that is forming between the teams and the fans is evident and is shared by the fans as well.