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22 Oct 2022 - Chelsea v Manchester United - Premier League - Stamford Bridge Manchester United Manager Erik ten Hag during the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, London.

Watch: Ten Hag yells at Luke Shaw for running down clock instead of attacking

Erik ten Hag has done an impressive job in turning around Manchester United’s fortunes – and you can see why’s already a popular figure with the fans, given his propensity for positive, front-foot, attacking football. 

Casemiro equalised in injury time away to Chelsea yesterday, and a point represented a reasonable result in United’s quest to finish in the Premier League’s top four, but Ten Hag wanted his team to go for the win.

The Red Devils produced arguably their best performance yet under Ten Hag in midweek, beating Spurs 2-0, dominating the match and looking well worth the three points.

Buoyed by that result, they started on a similar footing at Stamford Bridge, outplaying Chelsea for the majority of the first half and forcing Graham Potter into a game-changing tactical change. Things were more even from there, but United could have felt hard-done-by to leave London empty-handed – as looked to be the case when Jorginho scored a late penalty to put Chelsea ahead.

But Casemiro’s towering leap levelled things up and the game ultimately finished 1-1.

“I think it was a good game. In the first half, we dominated the game,” Ten Hag told reporters, via the official Manchester United website.

But also, that is why the opponent switched their system. And they made it a little more difficult for us, like we saw in the last minutes of the first half. In the second half, I think it was even. It was a battle between two teams of the same height. And in the end, I think a point was justified.

“It was deserved. It was tough, when you get so short for time, you get 1-0 down, I think it is really difficult after the fourth game in 10 days to fight back. But the team found their energy and their strength and fought back. And that’s really big for this team.”

Luke Shaw has recently won his place back in United’s backline after a spell on the bench following the summer signing of Tyrell Malacia.

The England international left-back has performed well of late, but Ten Hag didn’t appear impressed by his dawdling on the ball and apparent satisfaction with the result. The United boss could be seen frustrating and shouting at Shaw from the touchline to speed things up and look for a late winner.


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