Eric ten Haag suffered his first defeat since taking charge of Manchester United in May.
The “Red Devils” were defeated at Uleval Stadium in Oslo by Atlético Madrid with 1:0 (0:0), with the goal of Joao Felix in the 86th minute.
So, after three wins and a draw, United lost, and for the first time they did not even score a goal, although they created more chances than the opponent.
“Chances should be taken. They created less but used one so I’m not happy on that front. I told the players that this is not acceptable because you have to be strong up front and at the back. “We had a chance after the break, Maguire was there, so we created enough to win, which is our goal in every match,” says Ten Haag.
In general, other elements of the game can be satisfied.
“It was difficult, I think the team’s game was quite good. Of course, we learned something, but in the end the result is important and it shows that we didn’t score.”
He has no doubts that Christian Eriksen will be of great importance this season.
“We know what he can do, with the strikers we have, he will be able to create chances for them, but everything after that is up to them, in the finish.”
United already have a dress rehearsal for the start of the season in the Premier League on Sunday from 17:00, Rayo Vallecano will arrive at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman announced that he will play a different team than the one in Oslo, and Cristiano Ronaldo will be in it.
“He will be in the team, we will see how much he can play. Those who played from the start in Oslo will not play on Sunday, it will be a different starting 11. Of course, there are those who played less today, they could have started the match”, concluded the manager of United.