´This team has character´ – Ten Hag hails Man Utd response against Real Betis
Erik ten Hag hailed Manchester United’s character after a 4-1 victory over Real Betis got his side back on track.
Not hindered by the humiliating result against Liverpool on Sunday, United bounced back at Old Trafford to take command of their Europa League round of 16 tie.
Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst were on target in a dominant win that put one foot in the quarter-finals and lifted the club’s spirits.
Given the pressure heading into the game, Ten Hag felt the performance showed once again the team can respond to setbacks.
“I think we played a very good game. At half time, we should have been up 3-0, but it was 1-1, we made one mistake and were punished for it, but I think we played well,” he told BT Sport.
“We scored good goals, it was a good performance, it gave something to the fans, and they gave us something back as well, they were behind us and we’re very grateful after Sunday.
“There was a good attitude from the start, we were on the front foot and we were good on the ball, finding the spare man in midfield and making good switches, making good runs behind and creating a lot of chances, so we are happy today.
“You always have to see how a team reacts after a setback and this is not the first time this season, I think it’s five or six times, we can reset, we can bounce back, this team has character.”
31 – Most wins in all competitions this season among teams in Europe’s big five leagues:
31 – Manchester United
30 – No team
29 – No team
28 – No team
27 – Barcelona, Napoli, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City
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