Erik ten Hag is aware that he is in a huge problem, and that he needs a win against Burnley. This great expert believes that unity is the most important thing at the moment. The Dutchman hopes for much better performances from his team, which is in crisis.
Burnley started the new season badly, but we know very well that there is no 'easy match' in the Premier League. “We are always looking to win games. And it's all about that. We prepare the team in the best way possible to get that kick-start.
You need everyone on board.
Everyone is important. We do that with togetherness, we are strong. That’s the only way we can get out of this mess”. - he said, as quoted by eurosport.com! For the Dutch expert, the most important thing is that his team is consistent.
This is what Manchester United currently lacks and what they must work on. “In many games, we have very good spells in the game. But we are not consistent enough to win those games in this moment.
We have to change that to be consistent.
That is about the rules, the principles from our game, then we will win games”.
Vincent Kompany, former Manchester City captain and now Burnley coach, knows United well. He prepared the team for this difficult match.
Kompany already had the opportunity to face Erik ten Hag. “We always play with respect and show respect to your opponent,” he said. “But most important is how you play against that opponent, so [preparation] is always more about you than about your opponent." Erik ten Hag knows Burnley and their qualities well.
Last season they were dominant in the Championship. “We have known each other for a long time. We’ve already played against each other, him at Anderlecht and me at Ajax. Last season we met in the [League Cup]. Of course, I followed them in the Championship, I think it was a great achievement [their promotion to the Premier League]. So he's doing really well for Burnley”.