Each phrase from Erik ten Hag press convention half two earlier than Man Utd v Brentford | 5 April 2023

And going again to that [Brentford] sport and the day after it, how necessary was the method once you received them in that day and made them run 14 kilometres? How necessary what you’ve achieved since then was the aftermath of that Brentford defeat?
“I believe it was one we used. Sunday, we returned to dangerous habits and also you get hammered. The gamers discover [that]. They discuss with one another about it as a result of they’re additionally conscious, this isn’t the usual for a Manchester United staff.”

The goal-kicks towards Brentford within the 4-0 defeat have been a characteristic of their sport. For Newcastle, it felt a set off for them to press and harry, but it surely looks like one thing you’ve labored on as effectively by way of the brief passing out – Martinez to De Gea. How do you view that scenario in the mean time? Is that one thing you’ve been engaged on in coaching?
“We work all day about [it]. I believe we performed very effectively in that half at Newcastle, the primary stage of the sport, the second part of the sport, we have been actually poor within the remaining third of the sport however we get the balls with the wingers, we get the balls with our [number] tens, however from that second on we have been very poor on Sunday. However within the first stage of the sport I believe we have been superb. I believe we performed many instances underneath the strain of Newcastle [out from the back] and we get the ball with our tens.”

Simply following on, you’ve not been afraid to make massive choices, some you’ve been ruthless with. Do you suppose on the finish of this summer time, you’re going to need to be very, very ruthless once more by way of what you do with this squad once you take a look at sure performances – Brentford, Liverpool, Metropolis, Newcastle, the place there’s a difficulty working by way of these video games? You’ve clearly made some massive enhancements, some massive strides, however do you suppose you will need to be very, very ruthless this summer time with what you do?
“Let’s be truthful, I do know what soccer is, we’re speaking within the emotion after one defeat we now had. However we’re in the correct place. This squad is doing that and you may speak about deficits however each squad has deficits. I belief my gamers to present good performances and get the most effective outcomes. They’ve proven it so many instances. Arsenal at residence, Liverpool at residence, Metropolis at residence, but in addition Barcelona twice, to allow them to do it. So, don’t speak about what’s coming after and extreme choices. I belief my gamers they usually deserve it as a result of they offer the performances and we’re in the correct place. However now the season begins and we had a extremely dangerous begin of the season once you go to Newcastle, and as a staff you ship this, [it’s] far under our requirements and the efficiency we will count on.”