On the evening of the draw conceded at Old Trafford in a friendly against Rayo Vallecano (1-1), Erik ten Hag wanted to be reassuring. His team had played the day before against Atlético de Madrid (0-1) and the sequence of the two meetings had prompted the new Manchester United coach to carry out a broad review of the workforce. The result was therefore secondary, and overall the Dutchman enjoyed what his players offered this summer.
“We are making progress and we are ready for the season. »
“We had a good pre-season. We are making progress and we are ready for the season, certified the 52-year-old technician who signed up with the Red Devils until 2025. I know we can still improve. We have to improve and that’s what we’ll try to do during the season. But for next week, the result will be more important. »
Lisandro Martinez already performing
Manchester United’s flagship recruit this summer (57 million euros), Lisandro Martinez finds the one who trained him at Ajax from 2019 to 2022. The least we can say is that Ten Hag appreciated the debut of his protege, Sunday. “Unsurprisingly, it was a very good combination with Raphaël Varane and they were really solid. The question is always how to fit in and I think he can fit into the team very well.”he advanced.
The Argentinian central defender (24) could take his first steps in the Premier League on Sunday when he receives Brighton at 3 p.m. for the first day of the Championship.