“Maybe the referees were impressed by Barça’s pressing”, squeals Ten Hag
The Mancunian coach looks back on the draw won by his team in Barcelona on…
The Mancunian coach looks back on the draw won by his team in Barcelona on Thursday, in the first leg of C3.
Erik ten Hag (Manchester United coach, after the 2-2 draw at Barça ) : “When you face the number one team in Spain away and dominate, you can definitely say that you have improved, you can only see that with a positive eye. But when you create so many chances, you have to conclude more. We should have won this match, so we still have steps to take. It was a high level match, with two good teams, nice to watch. I’m really happy with our performance against such a big team.
The disappointment is that no one expected us to create so many chances, but we should have turned more into goals. We should have scored at least four goals. But at 2-1, there is very clearly a fault on Marcus Rashford. We can argue about the location of the foul, whether it was in the box or outside, but it was a definite red card. I think it was a very bad decision. Maybe the referees were impressed by Barca’s pressing, but that’s not possible at Europe’s top level“. (in post-match press conference)