Soccer-Ten Hag urges Man Utd to be extra medical after ‘annoying’ defeat at Brighton


(Reuters) – Manchester United have to be extra medical in entrance of objective and preserve their focus for a full 90 minutes, supervisor Erik ten Hag stated after his facet squandered a couple of probabilities earlier than conceding late in Thursday’s 1-0 Premier League loss at Brighton & Hove Albion.

United and Brighton each had alternatives early within the first half, with Antony firing large within the second minute earlier than Kaoru Mitoma hammered a fierce shot straight into the face of David De Gea.

Nevertheless, the impasse was not damaged till the ninth minute of stoppage time, when Alexis MacAllister scored from the spot to safe victory after Luke Shaw had dealt with the ball within the field.

“Each defeat is a disappointment however in the long run if you lose within the final second, that’s in fact annoying,” Ten Hag informed reporters.

“And I believe the primary minutes sum every little thing up. We create a superb likelihood, we weren’t medical sufficient, then within the assault after we concede a giant likelihood by a giveaway from us, the ball on the pinnacle for David.

“And in the long run, we additionally gave away the objective and that is annoying. If you cannot win since you do not end your alternatives then do not lose.”

Requested if United’s defeat was attributable to fatigue, Ten Hag stated: “I’ve seen our bodily outputs within the final video games, we nonetheless have excessive ranges, performing very well.

“The final 5 video games, we had 4 wins, one draw. We have been in a superb run, we’re enhancing. However we nonetheless have a option to go. We’ve to be extra medical and keep targeted till the top of the sport.”

The defeat left United in fourth place on 63 factors. They subsequent play at West Ham United on Sunday.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Sonali Paul)

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