“I am confident” – Erik ten Hag makes Manchester United prediction after Newcastle United draw

"I am confident" - Erik ten Hag makes Manchester United prediction after Newcastle United draw

Erik ten Hag is confident that Manchester United strikers will start scoring goals after they went silent against Newcastle United.

Man United needed to beat the Magpies at home to close in on the Premier League top four sides but somehow, dropped two points despite being the better side.

United created some decent chances to get the breakthrough but poor finishing forced Manchester United to settle for a draw.

Despite United’s eye-catching performance that lacked only goal to make it perfect, the Red Devils were only able to hit the ball twice on target.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Antony all failed to score in the game, and that became the third time this season Manchester United finished a game without scoring.

Speaking after the game, the Dutchman said: “Two shots on target? I think we shot 15 times. It will come [the goals]. Sometimes there is this kind of period. Our attackers will score. They will score a lot. I am confident.

“We scored in almost every game. Today, no, but we scored in the others. We have to take responsibility. I am convinced that our attackers will take responsibility or other players. Midfielders and defenders can score.”

Erik ten Hag was not pleased with the result but was with the performance.

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On his side’s display, the Dutch tactician continued: “I’m disappointed with the result, but happy with the performance. The pressing was good. We made them run.

“They are one of the most physical teams, they had cramps. In the end, we forced us to fold, but we did not kill them.

“We largely dominated in the second half. You saw the problems they had, one of the most physical teams in the championship.

“They had cramps and not us, because we made them run, we were good with the ball and the pressing was good.”