Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag bluntly questioned an absence of ‘ardour’ and ‘need’ from his workforce of their Europa League defeat by the hands of Sevilla on Thursday night time.
United, having already thrown away a 2-0 lead late within the first leg due to two personal targets, made a disastrous begin when Youssef En-Nesyri capitalised on a poor go from David de Gea to Harry Maguire beneath stress. Loic Bade scored Sevilla’s second at a nook, earlier than En-Nesyri was gifted his second and Sevilla’s third by a catastrophic mis-control from De Gea miles from aim.
However throughout the 90 minutes on the hostile Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, United barely even turned up.
“It’s clear. Whenever you make such errors, it’s very troublesome to win a soccer recreation,” Ten Hag acknowledged as he spoke to BT Sport afterwards.
“We’ve to do higher, that is the demand. We weren’t composed, not calm. We did not beat the press, whenever you do there are such a lot of areas behind, and it was apparent at the beginning the way to do it.
“We misplaced the battles, they’d extra ardour, extra need, extra willingness, that is troublesome to win video games. We won’t run away from it. On Sunday [against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final], now we have one other alternative and should step up and present extra character and persona.”
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United had been with out Bruno Fernandes on account of suspension, with most well-liked beginning centre-backs Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane sidelined by way of damage.
“It isn’t about [the players who were missing], it is in regards to the gamers on the pitch,” Ten Hag mentioned. “They should carry out. I imagine in them and belief them, however they’ve to point out it and so they weren’t adequate.
“We’ve proven on so many events good issues however we weren’t prepared for the sport. At this degree, taking part in for Manchester United, it’s important to be prepared for each recreation.
“This was an ideal alternative, an ideal event, to win one thing and we gave it away – now we have guilty ourselves. It is gone, we will not change it. We’ve to look ahead to Sunday, that is the subsequent alternative.”