Erik ten Hag reacts to Pep Guardiola’s ‘Manchester United are coming back’ claim after West Ham win

Erik ten Hag reacts to Pep Guardiola's 'Manchester United are coming back' claim after West Ham win

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag suggests Pep Guardiola was too quick with his claim that United are coming back.

Guardiola heaped praise on Man United over the weekend that they are gradually coming back to the top, thanks to their recent displays.

The City manager even pointed out United’s performance against Sheriff Tiraspol and their first half performance against Chelsea as proof they are in the right direction under the former Ajax manager.

However, Ten Hag whose Manchester United are now six points behind Man City after their tight win over West Ham United, thought Pep Guardiola was a little bit too quick to say United are coming back but confirmed that the spirit in the dressing room is ‘fabulous’.

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“I think it’s a little bit too quick [to say], you see the second half! But, the spirit we have is fabulous and we have the quality to score goals,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports on Guardiola’s comments. “If we keep going, we’ll be in the right direction.”

On Manchester United, Pep Guardiola told BBC ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Leicester City: “I have a feeling that Manchester United is coming.

“Finally, Manchester United is coming. I saw yesterday [against Sheriff] and Chelsea the first half. I thought I like what I see from Man United just now.”

Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s lone goal to help them beat West Ham United 1-0 at Old Trafford this evening.