Manchester United displayed nice character and mentality to attain a late winner of their 2-1 Premier League victory over Aston Villa regardless of being fatigued in direction of the top of the high-intensity match, supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned.
Rasmus Hojlund’s Seventeenth-minute opener was cancelled out by Douglas Luiz’s second-half strike earlier than substitute Scott McTominay scored within the 86th minute to maneuver sixth-placed United as much as 41 factors after their third consecutive victory.
“I appreciated particularly the primary 20 minutes. After we are dictating the sport, after I believe we’re dropping just a little bit an excessive amount of,” Ten Hag informed reporters on Sunday.
“We had our moments within the counterattacks, however yeah, I believe then at 1-1, to struggle again, we’re actually pleased for at present… I believe it was actually excessive depth and you possibly can see what number of gamers had been so, so fatigued by the top.
“It was so open and it may go two methods. However then lastly, I believe we discovered the mentality, the character to win this sport. And I believe additionally the subs, they’ve had an affect,” he mentioned.
United had been dealt an harm scare through the win with defender Luke Shaw, who has missed a big portion of the season because of harm, being substituted at half-time. Ten Hag mentioned the England left again’s substitution was precautionary, including: “He talked about some complaints and we will not take a danger with, particularly Luke Shaw, as a result of he has had so many accidents up to now.”We took him off in order that it didn’t develop into an harm. We now have to see the way it develops within the coming days.”
United journey to Seventeenth-placed Luton City for a league conflict on Sunday.