It was a Europa League quarter-final that should be forgotten as soon as possible for Premier League side Manchester United. After their opening encounter with La Liga side Sevilla. Pizjuan won 3-0 and was eliminated 5-2 on aggregate.
Manchester United were unable to cope with Sevilla players at all and amidst the loud cheers from the home fans they look very pressured, besides conceding 2 out of 3 goals, it was a mistake by the players. Red Devils,” which made the Dutch coach Erik ten Hag very angry.
Ten Hag said after the game that “This is a good opportunity for us to win one more title and we have already lost the opportunity. we have to blame ourselves it has passed We can’t change it. We have to look forward to the FA Cup on Sunday, that is the next opportunity.”
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. We lost every battle. They are more committed. thirst for more more than intention That’s difficult for us to win in this game. Everyone needs to be able to show more determination. and higher standards at a club like Manchester United.”
Manchester United face Brighton at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final. this sunday Before moving on to visit Tottenham Hotspur, an important rival to win the top four in the next 4 days
Against Sevilla, Manchester United were without two main defenders, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. While Harry Maguire, who came on as a substitute, did. missed to lose the goal As for his partner Victor Lindelof, he didn’t have a very good playing form.
The obvious big problem for Manchester United
That Ten Hag has to deal with this summer is Looking for a quality center half into the team as an alternative if Varane and Martinez are unable to help the team on the field
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes said: “I think tonight’s performance caused Erik ten Hag to think about some players who were unable to play. That might be the only best thing coming out of this game.”
“It shows that this team is not good enough. If you have an injured player This team can handle some games. But when it comes to the crisis pressurized atmosphere and life and death They also lack quality. And the quality is clearly degrad. When important players are not available on the field.”
At the same time, when looking at the league table. It was also a shock defeat for Manchester United, as Sevilla currently rank 13th in La Liga and previously had to fall close to the relegation zone.
However, Sevilla under coach Jose Luis Mendilibar now unbeaten in five games in a row and are playing with absolute confidence. Especially in the Europa League cup, where they have been successful all along in recent times.
Former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves said: “Some Sevilla players have won the Europa League six times. I think Manchester United are not ready. They are second in the competition. Every stage, they were from the second half at Old Trafford .
“Manchester United were not ready for this game, Sevilla played like it was the last game of their lives. And disastrous for Manchester United.