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Ten Hag celebrates qualifying for the Champions League, but does not point to “mission accomplished” at United

Ten Hag celebrates qualifying for the Champions League, but does not point to “mission accomplished” at United

After a troubled start to the season, the Manchester Unitedmanaged by Erik Ten Hag, earned a place in the Champions League this Thursday. With a 4-1 victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford, the Red Devils secured their permanence in the G4 of the English Championship.

Despite the classification, the team commander does not consider that his mission is accomplished. Ten Hag celebrated United’s return to the Champions League after a season in the Europa Leaguehowever he pointed out that the club has much bigger ambitions.

“For the first season yes, but the mission is not accomplished. We want more. We want to be the best in the world. We have a long way to go, but we are in the right direction. We have come a long way, if we remember the game against Brentford, we had two games in which we didn’t score and now we’re back. We’re in the Champions League and we’re happy with that”, said the coach.

On the clash against Chelsea, Ten Hag was satisfied. It was the most elastic score achieved by Manchester United since the beginning of March, when they defeated Real Betis by 4-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League.

“I think we defended better in the second half. In the first half we were very open, we gave him a lot of space and he has good players. If you give them space they will benefit from that. The second half was better, not great but better”, analyzed.

Despite the convincing victory, the Red Devils ended the match with a concern. Brazilian Antony suffered a hard tackle in the 23rd minute of the first half and felt his right ankle. The attacker left the field crying carried by the stretcher. Ten Hag did not elaborate on the player’s situation.

“I can’t say. We have to wait, but it looks serious. We don’t know what it is. We’ll have to wait, tomorrow we’ll know better,” said the Dutchman.

Manchester United’s next match will be on Sunday, against Fulham, for the last round of the Premier League. Following, the Red Devils will have the derby against Manchester City for the FA Cup final, on Saturday, June 3, at Wembley.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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