Man United's Thrilling 2-1 Comeback Win," Ten Hag Lauds Character
Manchester United's manager, Erik Ten Hag, lauded his team's resilience and character after they orchestrated a comeback from a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory against Brentford in the Premier League. Scott McTominay, coming off the bench as a substitute, played the role of the hero by scoring two stoppage-time goals.
The match initially looked challenging for United, with the team struggling to equalize after conceding a goal in the first half. Their closest attempt at an equalizer came from an Anthony Martial strike, which was disallowed for offside. However, McTominay's late goals turned the tide and earned the team all three points.
Ten Hag praised his team's spirit, resilience, and commitment to their game plan. He stated, "It showed the big character of this team, it showed resilience, it shows also that we have a plan to keep going, and you have to make your own luck, and that is what we did."
He further emphasized the team's persistence and calmness throughout the game. Despite being behind in the score, the belief in their ability to make a comeback was unwavering. Ten Hag highlighted the patience of his players and their continuous efforts to create goal-scoring opportunities.
The manager also commended Scott McTominay for his pivotal role in the late-game heroics, describing him as a player who embodies the spirit of Manchester United. Ten Hag noted that McTominay's dedication and fighting spirit on the pitch were instrumental in the team's victory.
On the opposing side, Brentford's manager, Thomas Frank, took a pragmatic view of the match's frenetic final minutes. Despite his side's near-perfect performance, he acknowledged the unpredictability of football, expressing the disappointment of losing in the dying moments of the game. Frank believed that a draw would have been a fairer reflection of their efforts and described their performance in the first half as superior to the second.
He concluded by acknowledging the unpredictable nature of football, where outcomes can be determined by the ball dropping favorably in certain areas, and commended his team's performance as "the perfect away performance," despite the unfortunate loss.