Erik ten Hag and his team will have ambitions to finish in the top 4 and secure a place in the Champions League next season. The Dutchman expects his team to be equally motivated as before. In the previous few matches, United did not have that 'x factor' that we are used to seeing this season.
However, at the press conference before the match with Wolves, Erik ten Hag talked about some other things. Many people wonder if United can 'attract' the big stars of the football scene. Ten Hag has no doubt about that. "I see a big difference in comparison with last year," said Ten Hag, as quoted by eurosport.com
"There were a lot of reservations last year when I spoke with players and now many players see the project, what's going on, the dynamic and the ambition in this project, the quality especially.
They are really keen to come, I've noticed that.
It looks like there were a lot of reservations last year, a lot of doubts when we approached players. This year, many quality players really want to come”.
Raphael Varane and Marcus Rashford
What can make fans happy is the return of Raphael Varane.
On the other hand, the best player this season, Marcus Rashford, will not be available for the match against Wolves. “Raphael Varane is back, Marcus Rashford is doubtful," -he said.
"He has a problem on his leg, an injury, so he is a big question mark.
We are happy Varane is back.
He has the experience, the know-how to win, and he will guide us." David de Gea's mistakes have been the subject of many discussions lately. Many are wondering if the Spaniard should stay. "We can't ignore it but individual mistakes are part of football and there was in the Brighton game also a big individual mistake," -Ten Hag said.
“But sometimes it's happening, it shouldn't happen, when you are in the right focus it will not happen. That is part of the reset of this week."
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