‘You’re really flexible’…Leicester match that showed why Manchester United is so good
Manager Eric Ten Hag showed the reason why he is receiving good reviews intensively against Leicester City.
Manchester United won 3-0 against Leicester City in the 24th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 11:00 pm (Korean time) on the 19th. As a result, 3rd place Manchester United has 49 points, closely chasing 2nd place Manchester City (52 points).
Director Ten Haag’s flexibility stood out. In the absence of Casemiro due to a sent-off, coach Ten Hag formed a midfield with Marcel Sabitzer and Fred. The two were alternately located on the third line. In the beginning, he struggled with Leicester’s pressure, but he kept changing positions and distributing the pressure. The casemiro gap was blocked by cooperation. Lisandro Martinez’s adequate forward cover was also impressive.
The style of Director Ten Haag, who keeps changing, was buried as it was. Another example is the boot behorst location. Behorst is a striker, but has been playing in midfield since the second half of the match against Leeds United. Even though his feet are slow, his ability to connect is good, and the amount of activity and defensive participation are excellent, which coach Ten Hagh took advantage of. It was somewhat disappointing in the온라인카지노 round of 16 playoff of the European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) against Barcelona, but on this day, both the connection and defense were commendable.
With Behorst in midfield, Bruno Fernandez was able to freely move between the center and the right. He led the attack by sending a pass to Marcus Rashford or Diogo Dalot, who moved forward. By helping Rashford’s goal in the 25th minute of the first half, Bruno confirmed his presence. I thought I would keep the current system in the second half, but coach Ten Hagh made another change.
Jadon Sancho was put in at the start of the second half. At the same time, Behorst was put at the forefront and Rashford, Bruno, and Sancho formed the second line. Behorst went up to the forefront and the Leicester center back’s attention was focused, and the fullback was moving forward to block the fast Rashford and Sancho. Fred and Bruno attacked the space out of the defensive mark. Behorst also came down appropriately, added a numerical advantage to the midfield, and sent a pass.
Rashford made an outright one-on-one with Harry Souter on the left flank. Australian centre-back Souter has good defense but lacks feet and quickness. Manager Ten Hag took aim and made Rashford stick with Souter. Sauter’s attack was successful, and Rashford, who broke through Sauter in the 11th minute of the second half, scored again to make it 2-0. In the 17th minute of the second half, Bruno gave up and Sancho finished it, making it 3-0.
Ten Haag replaced Rashford and Luke Shaw with Anthony Elanga and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. In the 35th minute of the second half, Kobe Mainu was put in to give Mercy a break. Old Trafford was full of praise for Coach Ten Haag for his efficient game management that saved the player’s stamina with appropriate changes. If there is something to be desired, Man Utd is holding both performance and results thanks to coach Ten Hag, who quickly switches plans and constantly tries to make changes to maximize the advantages.