Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag doesn’t believe in home advantage ahead of Chelsea trip on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Red Devils will look to become the first top-six side to win away from home against another top-six side this season.
Both league leaders Manchester City and Arsenal succumbed to Liverpool at Anfield and to Manchester United at Old Trafford respectively. Tottenham and Liverpool both lost their matches to United at the Theatre of Dreams as well.
Man United have a chance to break that against Chelsea on Saturday and Ten Hag has voiced out that playing away from home isn’t an issue, despite losing 6-3 at Manchester City earlier this month.
“For me it is never an issue away from home,” Ten Hag told MUTV. “The pitch is the same size, 11 vs 11, there is a ref and we always have a lot of support from our fans — we feel strong.
“[It is] fabulous to play at Old Trafford with our fans on our back. Great experience. Opponents don’t like to come to Old Trafford… But I also like to play away games, the Premier League stadiums are fantastic.”
Graham Potter moved to Chelsea last month following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and has gone on to steady the ship at Stamford Bride, going six games without a defeat.
On Potter, who beat Ten Hag on the opening day of the Premier League as Brighton & Hove Albion’s manager at the time, the Dutchman said: “Now I know more about him and maybe in the first game [vs Brighton] he knew more about me, Manchester United. It is not a fight between managers.”