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“I know that…” Erik ten Hag admits Manchester United have a problem



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Erik ten Hag has admitted that Manchester United have a problem with their lack of focus towards the end of games.

In the last few months, Manchester United have seen their side drop a spectacular number of points from winning positions under Erik ten Hag.

Late goals against Chelsea, Brentford, and Liverpool have seen the club drop seven Premier League points, while their last two FA Cup games have seen them blow leads that could have had them knocked out of the competition.

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The most astounding one was United’s last game, where the side managed to bottle a 3-0 lead against Championship club Coventry City within the last 20 minutes of the FA Cup semi-final.

It felt as if United lost all sense of concentration, losing their focus toward the end of the game. It is a pattern that even Erik ten Hag cannot ignore.

United have problem

Speaking ahead of the club’s fixture against Sheffield United at Old Trafford, Ten Hag admitted that he knows United suffer from this issue and explained that it’s a matter of mentality that needs to be fixed.

“I know that, so first of all, the most important thing we can do to put ourselves in a winning position is by good structure, and we have seen that on many occasions,” Ten Hag told reporters on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have seen by the first goal and other games, but bring the game over the line, some things have to do with mentality, physics, we don’t have the tools as well.

“We have a back four and have to make compromises and be really creative, but we can’t sub players there as well, what you need is a full squad, and you can take your messages from the side and repair things.

“It’s a matter of mentality and some game reading, and the opposition takes more risk; we have to improve it, we need a full squad to repair that.”