Erik ten Hag explains how substituting Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United beat Arsenal, #Erik #ten #Hag #explains #Cristiano #Ronaldo #substitution #helped #Manchester #United #beat #Arsenal BLOG OF THE MIND 50This is the latest breaking news and trending broadcast we have for you today: :
Manchester United’s £82m new boy Antony scored on his debut and Marcus Rashford got two as Erik ten Hag’s men finished Arsenal’s start to the season 100 per cent at Old Trafford. The Brazilian opened the scoring 10 minutes before the break in the pulsating duel, sweeping a shot into the top corner. Rashford claimed the assist for that and then, after Bukayo Saka had equalized on the hour, the England striker benefited from two clinical counter-attacks from United.
Bruno Fernandes was at the heart of both, splitting the Arsenal defense for Rashford’s first, then sending Christian Eriksen clear as the Dane provided the striker with a touch. A delighted Erik ten Hag insisted that Antony will prove to be Manchester United’s “missing link” after his £85m debut goal helped ruin Arsenal’s perfect start to the season.
“You can see his full potential,” Ten Hag said of the 22-year-old Brazilian, whose dance around the ball showed his confidence in this first appearance. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag praised Marcus Rashford and Antony after they both scored in the Red Devils’ excellent 3-1 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford. Rashford set Antony up for a first-half debut goal before the England forward scored a second-half brace. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag felt the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo gave them more flexibility in attack as they inflicted their first defeat of the season on Premier League leaders Arsenal. Ronaldo replaced Jadon Sancho in the 58th minute as United led 1-0 and Bukayo Saka equalized two minutes later.
However, Arsenal were only level for six minutes when Bruno Fernandes played Marcus Rashford to regain United’s lead. Marcus Rashford got his second goal a few moments later to secure Man United’s victory. Asked what the thinking was behind moving Rashford, Ten Hag said: “He can also do it from the right, you bring in Cristiano Ronaldo as a leader. Even without any goals or assists on Cristiano Ronaldo’s stat sheet, the Portuguese superstar played a key role in United’s victory. His move helped draw Arsenal’s defense and midfield towards him, allowing Marcus Rashford to play a high line up front, and United eliminated the Gunners on the counter-attack. Ronaldo’s lack of the ball in his own half put pressure on Arsenal to give the ball away before Rashford’s first goal, showing that he can press.
“Marcus played nine and wide, he played like Christian Eriksen, a pressure game, he transferred very well, but we expect from him a way of playing as a striker to be the target, fall, play more, connect. , reaching the area and scoring goals. “I am very happy with his performance, it shows his development and room for improvement, but he has such great capabilities that I am happy with him in the team.” Rashford was relocated to the left wing to make room for Ronaldo, who had his most productive performance of the season as a centre-forward.
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