Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag has faced questions about whether the club’s summer transfer plans have changed after last week’s thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
The Red Devils suffered their worst defeat ever in the Premier League last Sunday, falling 7-0 to their biggest rivals on a fantastic day at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men exposed all of United’s weaknesses, but they responded in fashionable fashion with a 4-1 win at home to Real Betis in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday.
We talk after this victory, Ten Hag He was asked if his plans to add to the squad this summer had changed due to the seismic impact of Liverpool’s loss.
He replied, “No, it cannot be changed after one game.” “There’s a process going on and it’s really going on in the background. The main focus at the moment is match-to-match. The next game is always the most important and that’s Southampton on Sunday.”
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United, having already won the Carabao Cup this season to end a six-year trophy drought, are well positioned to finish in the top four of the Premier League, while they are among the remaining favorites in the FA Cup and Europa League.
Ten Hag’s men could finish the season having played more than 60 games if they reach the finals in those competitions, but they have demanded their players continue their efforts for grueling time.
He added, “The end of the season will be more difficult for every team because the pressure will be greater to finish at the top or win titles. So you need character, determination, flexibility and a team with characters.
“I think we’ve already shown a few times this season that this team can handle setbacks. Betis is the first part and Southampton should be another one, but I think with this team we can count on them to bounce back.
“We don’t look over our shoulders. We have to focus on our operation and what others are doing not for us. We have to improve our game and every player has to improve it.”
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