**Manchester United’s Ten Hag Calls for Improved Work Ethic**
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has voiced his frustration with the team’s work ethic in some of their matches this season. The Reds have faced a challenging start to the campaign, currently sitting eighth in the Premier League with 18 points from 11 games. Their Champions League hopes are also hanging in the balance, as they currently occupy the third spot in Group A.
Ten Hag is optimistic about the Champions League clash against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night but acknowledges that there is still work to be done for the season to be successful.
Last year’s achievements, which included returning to the Champions League and ending the club’s trophy drought with the Carabao Cup, seem like distant memories. Hopes of retaining that trophy were shattered after a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle, and another similar loss left fans wondering if the club can mount a top-four challenge in the league.
Ten Hag has now issued a rallying cry to his players, emphasizing the importance of hard work for achieving positive results. In his interview with TNT Sports, Ten Hag stated, “In some games, we let each other down by not putting in the effort. The work ethic must always be strong; it’s the foundation for achieving good results. This was evident against Fulham, and when you reward that effort, you create your own luck, such as scoring a stoppage-time goal.”
Ten Hag recognizes that his team will need to be in top form to secure a victory in Denmark on Wednesday night.
The United manager added, “We need that fighting spirit in every game. Especially tomorrow, the atmosphere in Copenhagen could be great. We need to be prepared for the challenge, both in terms of determination and composure, so we can control the game.”