Erik ten Hag insists top four race in the hands of Manchester United amidst Liverpool challenge
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has insisted that the race to finish in the top four is in the Red Devils’ hands despite the recent resurgence of Liverpool.
The Old Trafford side lost to West Ham United on Sunday (7 May) in the Premier League at London Stadium. David Moyes’ team beat us 1-0. our second consecutive loss in the English top flight.
As a result, Jurgen Klopp’s team are now just one point behind Man United in fifth place. However, speaking to the media after the defeat via Sky Sports, Ten Hag is not bothered about the Merseysiders and is focused on the Manchester-based club.
“It’s not about Liverpool it’s about us because if you look to the table we have everything in our hands.
“Nothing changes. We could have made it easier if we had won, but we need three wins in four games. Everything is in our hands. We have to believe.”
West Ham scored in the 27th minute through Said Benrahma, whose effort on goal beat David de Gea. The Spaniard was at fault for giving the Hammers the lead in the match.
In the loss to Brighton & Hove Albion, the Red Devils were unable to take their chances. It was a similar theme against the Irons as the Old Trafford side ended up ruing their missed opportunities.
Unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage of Newcastle United’s slip-up against Arsenal and move to third in the table. Eddie Howe’s team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home.
Now, Liverpool are on Man United’s tails. The race to attain a Champions League spot has become too close for comfort for the Red Devils.
We have a game in hand over the Anfield side. The Old Trafford side will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers next weekend. Hopefully, after almost securing safety in the PL with their win over Aston Villa, the Molineux Stadium side will not pose much of a threat to us.
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Ten Hag is right. Man United still have all to play for. The Dutch manager has done well in his first season in charge of the Red Devils. But all of the gaffer’s efforts would have been for nothing if we did not qualify for the UCL.