Why Erik ten Hag’s expert man-management is working wonders for Manchester United trio

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Manchester’s United win at Leeds was further evidence of the superb man-management of Erik ten Hag as Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho secured a hard-fought 2-0 win.

Rashford started off the left from where he had limited success only giving United the lead once he was moved through the middle. Garnacho soon after raced down the left wing to finish the game.

Ten Hag's reaction as the eighteen-year-old Argentine found the back of the net was more akin to a proud father similar to the scene when Jadon Sancho made his return to action in the Carabao Cup against Nottingham Forest.

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Trust in Rashford

Last season Marcus Rashford ended his campaign with five goals with Rangnick reportedly telling Rashford he could leave the club if he was ‘unhappy’.

He cut a frustrated figure only completing 90 minutes on three occasions under Rangnick. He did not score in those three appearances.

Going into this season Rashford was given a full pre-season and in Ten Hag a manager who trusted him. When praising Rashford after the game at Elland Road Ten Hag said “he had so many skills and such high potential and then can be even more”.

Given Rashford already has 21 goals this season being the first United player to hit 30 goals in a season since van Persie could well be attainable.

Garnacho's raw talent

Alejandro Garnacho has forced his way into the first team this season on raw ability. It is the job of ten Hag to harness this rawness to United’s advantage.

His performance on Wednesday night drew criticism and Ten Hag relegated him to the subs' bench for Sunday’s rematch before introducing him on the hour mark.

Linking well with Luke Shaw down the left side both United goals came down that flank 邱浚彥 including Garnacho's third goal of the season.

Garnacho is an immense talent but Wednesday highlighted his rawness up against the experienced Luke Ayling. When used from the bench he is a great asset for Ten Hag and has already made crucial contributions this season.

No need to rush for Sancho

Jadon Sancho made his first start since the end of October on Sunday and although he was substituted on the hour mark it marked a key step in his return to the first team.

Following a mediocre first season at Old Trafford his pre-season form including a composed finish against Liverpool looked to be a sign that things were changing for him.

But his form dipped and Ten Hag said he was “physically and mentally struggling” and was given an individual programme away from Carrington 隆鼻手術 整形 邱浚彥 隆鼻手術 , , 邱浚彥 with the manager insistent he would not be rushed back.

Despite limited forward options throughout January Ten Hag insisted Sancho’s return would not be rushed 隆鼻手術 邱浚彥 only now returning to the starting eleven.

If Ten Hag can get Sancho to showcase his form from Germany then it would serve as yet another example of his superb man-management.


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