Erik ten Hag admits Man United ‘lost control’ in draw against Sevilla

Ten Hag felt Man United should have ‘killed the game’ off.

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag was unhappy with the draw against Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. He has said his side ‘lost control’ as Sevilla came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford.

Man United were two goals ahead in the game but the game changed after 62 minutes. Ten Hag brought off Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes, which had a negative effect on his side’s overall performance.

With Man Utd down to ten men, they surrendered their two-goal lead with own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Harry Maguire.

Ten Hag felt his side ‘lost control’ and thinks they should have ‘killed the game’ off.

“We had the game in our hand,” he told BT Sport. “We were 2-0 up and should’ve scored three or four – the game was totally on us.

“Unlucky moments with injuries, we had to make some subs with injuries then we lost the control.

“We conceded two own goals, that’s bad luck but we have to deal with it. We have to learn and have to kill the game but everything is open.

“When we didn’t get the third and got some injuries we lost the rhythm in the game. We played well in the first half with a lot of belief, scored two great goals for Sabitzer and we could’ve scored even more, then after half time we lost control of the game.

“I know we can do better with these players in the last part of the game and we needed to be more composed, it was not a nice night.”

Ten Hag responded when asked about the injuries to Martinez and Varane: “We’ve seen Lisandro drops out after a moment where there was no opponent involved so it does not look great.

“I can’t say [how serious it is] at this moment, the same with Rafa.”

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