Despite Manchester United’s victory against Arsenal, which ended the Gunners’ perfect start to the season, Erik ten Hag believes the club is not yet prepared to compete with the best clubs in the Premier League.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United earned a 3-1 victory, extending their winning streak to four games, the most recent of which was a 2-1 triumph against Liverpool.
Despite Losing to Brighton and Brentford to Start the Season
Ten Hag’s club moved up to fifth in the league after starting the new season with back-to-back losses to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. However, the Dutchman claimed that it was too early to consider them championship contenders since it was still early in the season.
Ten Hag made these remarks during a press conference: “We’re at the beginning of a process, and we’re still a long way away.” “It is an investment on our part to begin doing tasks far more effectively than we now do. If we want to come out on top in the end, we need to improve our performance.”
United’s summer acquisitions Antony and Marcus Rashford both found the back of the net against Arsenal. However, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka brought the score back to 1-1 for a little period of time.
Antony Scored After His €100 Million Transfer From Ajax
While Rashford scored twice in nine minutes in the second half to move onto three goals for the season and get closer to matching his total for the whole previous season, which was five goals, Antony scored on his debut after his transfer from Ajax that cost 100 million euros.
Ten Hag said that both players had outstanding performances and posed an ongoing danger. “I am well aware that our offensive unit is quite potent because they are inventive and quick.
This is the first time that they have performed together, and it is wonderful to witness them give a performance like this.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, was left to bemoan the decision made by Paul Tierney to disallow an early goal scored by Gabriel Martinelli. VAR Lee Mason had urged the referee to have a second look at the monitor.
Tierney’s decision caused Arteta to bemoan the decision. In the buildup to the goal, Martin Odegaard was called for a penalty for a tackle on Christian Eriksen. On the sidelines, Arteta could be seen expressing his displeasure with this decision.
Arteta Shared What He Thinks
Arteta shared his thoughts, saying, “I haven’t watched the action again, but they stated it was a soft foul.” “It’s just a matter of being consistent. There is nothing left for us to do at this point since it is too late.
The fact that we haven’t been able to win the game is a huge letdown for all of us. The opportunity to win the game was before them. We were not as vicious as we needed to be in front of the net, and we sometimes lacked the necessary level of discipline, which is why we did not win.
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