Manchester United failed to win against Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Although the home team dominated and looked better, the opposing team punished their mistakes at the very end of the match. United manager Erik ten Hag commented on his team's performance: "I think we had the game in our hands," he said, as quoted by eurosport.com "We were 2-0 up.
We should have scored three or four even. The game was totally ours.
Then some unlucky moments with injuries. We had to make some subs with injuries like with Rapha [Varane] at half-time.
Also Anthony Martial we had to sub him because it was his first start [since January].
Martial as well and Bruno [Fernandes] because they risked getting a second booking.
We had to make some subs. Then we lose control at the key moment, then we switch off and then another unlucky moment with Martinez.
Then we have 10 men and we actually concede two own goals. Bad luck. We have to deal with it. We have to learn, we have to kill the game.
Still everything is open for the next game."
Erik ten Hag and injuries
United had no luck in this match. Injuries to Varana and Martinez may worry the Dutchman. The next match will be a real test for them and the team. Erik ten Haag will try to motivate the team to show their best in Andalusia.
It will be an interesting match in which we can expect a lot. "The injuries meant we lost the rhythm of the game. In the first half we played very good. We played with a lot of belief. We scored two great goals through Marcel Sabitzer.
We should have scored even more. After half-time after we had to sub more we lose control of the game.
I know we can do better with those players still in the game. We had to be more composed so we could've benefitted from our counter-attacking opportunities but we didn't.
We were a little bit unlucky in our defending, we conceded two own goals. It is not a nice night leaving with 10 [men]."
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