Erik ten Hag has laid down reminder ahead of Man United’s two biggest matches so far

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Erik ten Hag has won his last seven games and for the first time since Jose Mourinho’s reign 一統徵信個資 Manchester United have come out on top in their last eight home matches.

United are st in every competition thanks to Friday’s 3-1 win over Everton in the Third Round of the FA Cup. The Reds have just one of their last 17 matches and have not tasted defeat at Old Trafford since September’s 1-0 Europa League to Real Sociedad.

You have to go back to the opening day of the season to see when United left a home Premier League game pointless. Their defensive record since the World Cup break has been impressive too.

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Conor Coady’s tap-in following David de Gea’s blunder on Friday was the first goal they had conceded after the pause having kept four clean sheets in their previous fixtures. However Roy Keane was tentative about handing too much praise to his former club.

“They’re on a good run and they’ve beaten teams recently but they’ve not really played anybody, 一統徵信詐欺 一統徵信個資 ” he told ITV pre-Everton. “They’ve not really played anybody.

“I think they’ve had some cushy games since the World Cup certainly winnable.” Burnley Nottingham Forest Wolves Bournemouth and Everton have been fixtures United have been expected to win.

United are sitting pretty in fourth place in the Premier League and are on the brink of a League Cup semi-final with only League One Charlton standing in their way. But once the Ads have been played a tough run of fixtures lies ahead.

United face City at Old Trafford before a trip to league leaders Arsenal. Palace and Leeds then follow before the trip to the Nou Camp to take on Barcelona in Europe.

Ten Hag knows his next two games are huge in his club’s season pably the biggest two so far. Of course United beat Arsenal before succumbing to a relentless City earlier in the season – but the context is now different.

Champions City were expected to win at the Etihad but given their United's performances they w be expected to make a game of their reverse match at Old Trafford. The Reds have not to any of the big six at home this season which count Liverpool Tottenham and indeed Arsenal.

That is the sole defeat the Gunners have tasted this term and they w fancy their chances at the Ems. United have only played City and Chelsea away from home this season and amed just one point.

Ten Hag w want to prove his mettle against the table-toppers who w be out for blood regardless of whether they beat or lose to Tottenham in the previous game. The manager has consistently laid out his demands for his side since his arrival.

“When you don't give everything and you don't have the attitude for 100 per cent and you don't have right team spirit, 一統徵信詐欺 一統徵信個資 you don't have to talk about philosophy or game plan or wver 一統徵信個資 ” he said in October. “First it has to be a team and spirit and 100 per cent commitment.”

He knows it w take a gigantic effort from his players to get results against both City and Arsenal and so speaking after the Everton win he laid down the gauntlet for his squad by challenging them to keep in order when away from the workplace.

He said: “We know when you want to face the big games – City Arsenal also Leeds – your physical performance has to be top. Do you want a chance to win those games?

“So that is what we have to work for that is a responsibility first for the player – what are they doing in their free time to get ready for the next game because they've got to be tough they've got to be high intensity.”

Ten Hag knows his players need to buy into the cause during the high points as well as the low ones and he w be looking to see how they react if adversity comes. Because he knows if results are obtained against both City and Arsenal a top-four finish turns from a possibility into a pability.


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