Erik ten Hag press conference: Manchester United manager shares his thoughts ahead of friendly against Melbourne Victory – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag addressed the media forward of his crew’s second pre-season pleasant in opposition to Melbourne Victory in Australia.

United got here out 4-0 winners of their first match in opposition to Liverpool, and lots of followers have been excited at among the tweaks within the model of play.

Forward of the following recreation, Ten Hag spoke in regards to the significance of friendlies:  “It’s pre-season, however you play to win. It’s all the time vital. However we additionally have to develop the crew over pre-season.”

“We’re pleased with that recreation as a result of it’s a completely different opposition and it’s all the time good to play in opposition to a distinct tradition.”

“They’re crew and will probably be check. We’re wanting ahead to it.”

Ten Hag mentioned that Harry Maguire was match to play an element within the upcoming match.

“I would like each a part of the crew proactive and that’s vital. I would like the gamers to take initiative within the defensive and offensive.”

“We wish to press all day with proactive soccer. We wish to press excessive, but when we are able to’t, we are going to press decrease. It must be intensive all day.”

“I mentioned earlier than, already, that I feel Man Utd has large potential and good gamers.”

“We’ve got skilled gamers and loads of younger guys with potential, so we now have to work very exhausting.”

The Dutchman was requested in regards to the rumours concerning Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential want to depart.

He said: “We made an announcement. Nothing has modified.”

Ten Hag additionally spoke about Donny Van de Beek and what in keeping with him is his finest place: “He can do each. I do know that from the previous.”

“However his finest place, his finest functionality is within the field of the opponent. Enjoying brief behind the striker, he has a very good scent of being in the suitable place.”

United might be trying to proceed their profitable methods as they put together for the 2022-23 season opener on August 7.