Europa League Why Man Utd beat Barcelona – Erik ten Hag. Erik ten Hag, the head coach of Manchester United, said that his players improved in the second half of the match, which helped his club upset Barcelona 2-1 in the Europa League playoff second-leg match.
Ten Hag said that during their Europa League match at Old Trafford, Barcelona did not present many opportunities or issues for Man United.
The Dutchman saw as Man United defeated Barcelona thanks to two goals from Fred and Antony.
Ten Hag’s team advanced to the round of 16 stages after playing to a 2-2 tie in the first leg at Camp Nou. The team won 4-3 on the night overall.
“I think that was a cheap penalty,” said Ten Hag during his post-game press conference. “But Bruno [Fernandes] takes the risk; it is different from the approach in the Premier League, and we have to get used to it.
Bruno had two chances for us, but Barcelona didn’t give us a lot of opportunities or issues.
“Our lack of belief was the issue. That was far better in the second half. You both move ahead with great confidence, as do the substitutes.
Newcastle United and Man United will now square off in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.