Manchester United’s recent triumph over Aston Villa has further bolstered manager Erik ten Hag’s belief in his team’s ability to compete against any opposition, as he highlighted their performances against top sides like Arsenal and Liverpool.
In a hard-fought Premier League encounter at Villa Park, United secured a crucial 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, with Scott McTominay netting the decisive goal in the 86th minute. Reflecting on the match, ten Hag expressed his unwavering confidence in his squad’s capabilities, emphasizing their potential to secure positive results both home and away.
“I think we can beat any opponent, away or home. Sometimes away, we have to believe more,” stated the Dutch manager during the post-match press conference. “We could have won at Arsenal. We actually deserved that win. We could’ve won at Liverpool. It’s about belief, and I think this team today believed they could win.”
Ten Hag’s assertion stems from United’s recent encounters against top-tier opponents. Despite falling to a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal earlier in the season, the match showcased United’s competitive spirit, with the scoreline deadlocked until stoppage time. Similarly, their visit to Anfield resulted in a hard-fought goalless draw against Liverpool, highlighting United’s resilience against formidable adversaries.