Erik ten Hag reveals why he made two subs at half-time during Omonia clash

Erik ten Hag reveals why he made two subs at half-time during Omonia clash

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has explained the reason he made two substitutes at half-time against Omonia and what he told his players during the break.

Man United went behind midway through the first-half despite being the better side, thanks to the few chances they created before the setback.

United looked like they lacked ideas in the final third, similar to how they performed against Manchester City in the first half. Jadon Sancho was below par again but this time Ten Hag hauled him and Tyrell Malacia off at the break and brought on Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw respectively.

The Dutchman said he told his players at half-time that they need to make more runs in the second half because they were ‘too static’ in the first half, a similar situation as the City game.

Erik ten Hag on what he said at half time: “More runs. We were too static which is why we made two subs. They both had a great impact.

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“I think we started well. Couple of chances. Unnecessary mistakes, we have to take responsibility for and learn from.”

Anthony Martial came on midway through the second half after he replaced underperformed Bruno Fernandes and scored United’s second goal in the 63 minute.

Erik ten Hag was pleased with the France star’s performance and told BT Sport after the final whistle: “We have already seen his [Anthony Martial] importance in preseason.

“It was a big disappointment when he got injured against Madrid and we missed him for the first couple of weeks.

“This had a impact on the team performance:”

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has warned his players they have to put out a solid performance on Sunday against Everton.

“This was just a warm up. Sunday we have to react and give the best performance we have. We will prepare that now,” Ten Hag added.