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Europa League: Why Man Utd Beat Barcelona – Erik Ten Hag

Erik ten Hag, the head coach of Manchester United, claims that his players improved in the second half of the match, which helped his team upset Barcelona 2-1 in the Europa League playoff second-leg match.

Ten Hag claimed that during their Europa League match at Old Trafford, Barcelona did not present many opportunities or problems for Man United.

The Dutchman saw as Man United defeated Barcelona thanks to goals from Fred and Antony, who scored twice each.


After playing to a 2-2 tie in the first leg at Camp Nou, Ten Hag’s team advanced to the round of 16 stages on a 4-3 aggregate victory.

Speaking at his post-match conference, Ten Hag said, “I think it was a cheap penalty, but Bruno [Fernandes] takes the risk, that is different to the approach in the Premier League and we have to get used to it.

“We had chances, twice for Bruno, but Barcelona didn’t create that much or cause us that many problems.

“The problem with us was a lack of belief. In the second half, it was much better. You bring yourselves forward, you bring the subs on with a lot of belief.”

Man United will now face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

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