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Erik ten Hag reveals tactical Man United change that won the game vs Brighton



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Erik ten Hag has revealed the tactical change he made which he believes won Manchester United the game against Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United concluded their 2023/24 Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Goals in the second half from Diogo Dalot and Rasmus Højlund ensured Erik ten Hag’s team ended the season on a positive note. However, other results confirmed United finished eighth in the league table, marking their worst ever finish in the competition.

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Next weekend, United will head to Wembley for the FA Cup final, where they will face Manchester City. City recently clinched their fourth consecutive league title, and Ten Hag’s side will be aiming to spoil their celebrations.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Ten Hag explained a tactical tweak he made at half-time, which he feels was the driving force behind United’s victory over Brighton on the day.

“The first half, we were not 100 per cent in control. We have seen that. We had to face some chances from Brighton but, after half-time, when we changed something in our way of play, then we got more control.

“We were better defending, the organisation and pressing, and also kept the ball better and got movements in for the ball behind where, in the first half, it was too static. What did we change?

“We swapped our no.6s [Kobbie Mainoo and Sofyan Amrabat] from the side, left and right, that was important and also, in the right side, we had a lot of problems defending Joao Pedro in the first half. After half-time, we got in control and were better on the ball and had movements.

“You see with the first goal, we got movement in behind.”