Erik ten Hag is inundated with compliments in the English press after the spectacular win over FC Barcelona. The Dutch trainer can no longer go wrong with the fans, but Wout Weghorst is put under a magnifying glass. The Dutchman would then have functioned less against the Spaniards.
For example, Sky Sports thinks that Ten Hag acted smartly and that he turned the game around with his substitutions at halftime. “The resurrection under the leadership of the Dutchman continues. Weghorst has appeared in all eleven league matches and he is clearly the favourite. But Ten Hag is ruthless enough to intervene and make a substitution if he sees that it is for three players is not working. That helped the team to turn the tide.”
The Guardian especially praises the players who gave Ten Hag the victory. “It was the biggest game since he became manager of Manchester United and his players brought a great intensity, the crowd went wild and the pressure was high, making Barcelona very uncomfortable. As a reward, the team got a great turnaround within 18 minutes.”
After Manchester United’s win, The Mirror takes a long look at Frenkie de Jong. The Barcelona midfielder has been linked with a move to Man United for some time, but now saw that team beat him. “Completely ready De Jong”, the English medium headlined on Friday morning. “De Jong finally played at Old Trafford, but he was on the losing side with Barcelona. The supporters secretly asked him how much the score was after Manchester United’s turnaround.”
The former goalkeeper of Manchester United Peter Schmeichel is also very enthusiastic about the trainer Ten Hag. In The Daily Mail he shares his pleasure. “It’s taken 10 years to get to this point. Wow, we’ve finally found the right man. It’s like having a vintage version of Sir Alex Ferguson sitting on the couch.”
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