Erik Ten Hag affirms Manchester United’s deserved win at Arsenal, asserts team’s capacity to defeat any adversary, including Liverpool

Manchester United secured a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa after defeating West Ham the previous week.

Erik Ten Hag Claims That They Should Have Won Over Arsenal And Liverpool
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Following their impressive victory over West Ham last week, Manchester United narrowly defeated Aston Villa 2-1 in a Premier League encounter at Villa Park on Sunday. Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring for his team in the first half, but Douglas Luiz equalized for the hosts. Scott McTominay then netted the decisive goal in the 86th minute, securing a crucial three points for the visitors.

Ten Hag exuded confidence after his team’s triumph, asserting that the Red Devils possess the capability to defeat any opponent, whether playing at home or away. He further claimed that his team could have emerged victorious in their away matches against Liverpool and Arsenal.

During the post-match press briefing, the Dutch manager stated, “I believe we can overcome any adversary, regardless of the venue. There are times when we must foster greater belief during away fixtures. We had the potential to win against Arsenal; we truly deserved it. Similarly, we could have clinched victory at Liverpool. It all comes down to belief, and I witnessed that belief today in my team, which ultimately led to our triumph.”

Ten Hag’s squad visited the Emirates Stadium on September 3, suffering a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal. The match remained deadlocked at 1-1 until the 96th minute, when Declan Rice netted the decisive goal for the Gunners. Gabriel Jesus added a late third goal, sealing the outcome of the game.

On December 17, Manchester United confronted Liverpool at Anfield and managed to secure a goalless draw, despite Jurgen Klopp’s side dominating proceedings throughout the match.

Manchester United, currently trailing fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by six points, are set to face Luton Town in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Manchester United performance and stats

Manchester United

Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rank 6th
Win 14
Draw 2
Loss 10
Goals 36-36
Diff 0
Rank 4th
Win 1
Draw 1
Loss 4
Goals 12-15
Diff -3

Manchester United is currently 6th in the Premier League with 41 points.

In the last 24 games, it has won 13 times, drawn twice, and lost 9 times. In its last match, Manchester United won 1-2 against Aston Villa.​​

It has a even goal difference after scoring 33 goals and conceding 33.​

Manchester United will play the next match in Premier League against Luton Town on Saturday 17th of February in Luton.​