Ten Hag reveals the reason for changing 5 substitutes + updates Martinez and Varane injuries

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed why he made five substitutions that led to a draw with Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final first leg last night.

          Erik ten Hag defended his substitution in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla last night. As he implied Marcus Rae. Schford may return sooner than expected. The Red Devils seem to be in control of the UFABET game in the Europa League quarter-final first leg perfectly. with a 2-0 lead thanks to two Marcel Sabitzer goals

Ten Hag reveals the reason for changing 5 substitutes + updates Martinez and Varane injuries

          However, Ten Hag managed to change 3 subs. After the game shortly after an hour. before using 5 full max substitutes shortly after. This seems to have negated Manchester United’s dominance and interrupted their game. Sevilla equalized shortly. After the Red Devils made their fifth substitute and Lisandro Martinez suffered a seemingly serious injury that reduced him to 10 with five substitutions . Rey Maguire scored an own goal in stoppage time to level the game.

          Both Bruno Fernandes and Anthony received yellow cards, Anthony Martial has just returned from injury and Rafael Varane is slightly injured. He had no choice but to make several substitutions and felt his much-changed team could score a third goal that would have ended the game. Asked if his substitution hurt Manchester United, Ten Hag replied: “I have to, there’s no other way.”

          “ Rafa was injured in the first half and I had to change. Then it was Martial who made his first start after a long hiatus. So we had to change in the 60th minute ′′ Then it’s Bruno, I was warned by the referee that he might get a second yellow card. And the same goes for Anthony. I had to change my substitute. I have no choice ′ ′ But I think we can still dominate the game. And we have to score the third goal. Peyi [Fagundo Peyistri] did well and Tai (Malasia) had a big chance to score 3-0 ′′ In the last 10 minutes of the game. We have to be smarter. We conceded the first goal and then Lisha got injured. But both goals unfortunately changed the way of the ball. sometimes you are unlucky Tonight is not our night.”

         When asked if the change makes Manchester Did United lose momentum? He added, “ No, I don’t think so. I think in the second half we had chances. And I don’t remember them creating chances. But we created chances ′′ Anthony 3 times and still have. (shot hits the crossbar) with Malacia as well We had the chance to get the third goal. But in the last 10 minutes everything went against us.

         The team’s top scorer, Rashford. Missed the game due to injury and watched from the stands at Old Trafford, United initially gave a vague timeline of when he would return, although Ten Hag now reveals. that he could be back in time for the trip to Sevilla. ” There is a chance, but I can’t confirm it at the moment,” he replied when asked if Rashford could play in the second leg. No, Ten Hag also hinted that Luke Shaw could return to action as well before adding: “I think who will be able to play on Sunday? (against Nottingham Forest) but first we have to see tomorrow and we have to talk to the medical staff to see who is out of the game and then we have a plan and we bring in a better team. stadium”

   Martinez’s injury came shortly after Sevilla scored their first goal. The Argentinian defender felt something behind his heel. He almost burst into tears as he lay on the ground and was comforted by players from both teams. Sevilla’s Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel, who won the World Cup alongside Martinez, lifted him up and carried him off the field. He put his hands on his head as he walked to the sidelines and was then carried down a tunnel on a stretcher. Ten Hag feared the injury could be serious. Although it seems to be a problem with the Achilles tendon This could mean a nine-month stay. while Raphael Varane also has chronic problems.

         Asked if he had spoken to the pair after the injury, Ten Hag told BT Sport : “Talk. We have seen Licha Martinez stubbornly stop after a period of absence. The opponent was involved ′′ So it doesn’t look that good, but we have to wait. The injuries he complained about in the last few weeks. So we have to see how it is now.” In his press conference, Ten Hag added: “I can’t say what it is. [Martinez injury] But it’s not the hamstring. Not there.”