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‘We were not that good over 90 minutes’ – Erik ten Hag bemoans Man Utd performance following Tottenham draw

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said it was disappointing to watch his side give up a two-goal lead against Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash today.

United were in control after Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scored in the first half, but Tottenham bounced back after the break.

Pedro Porro halved the deficit before Heung-min Son levelled the game following a historic assist by Harry Kane.

No player in Premier League history has assisted a single teammate to score more times than Kane has for Son (24).

Ten Hag was unsurprisingly disappointed at giving up such a healthy lead. 

He said (via BT Sport): “Of course, when you are 2-0 up, you are a little bit disappointed when you draw.

“We had chances after it was 2-1 to score 3-1, but we didn’t, and then we concede a goal. We had the chance to score before half-time, and we took it.

“But, to be honest, they had the chance to equalise before we scored. We were not that good, I think, over 90 minutes.

“Also, in the first half, we didn’t play brilliant for me. We were up two goals. We had to score another goal.”

The former Ajax boss also criticised the way his team defended and was unhappy with their ball retention.

Ten Hag urged his side to be prepared when they face high-flying Aston Villa on Sunday.

United are still six points clear of Tottenham in fifth place, and they have two games in hand.

The Red Devils are still likely to finish in the top four ahead of Tottenham.

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