Thu 02 February 2023 | 10:51

"It's a luxury problem", says Ten Hag after Sancho and Martial return

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says Jadon Sancho and Antony Martial bring a different dynamic to the team.


came on as a substitute in the second half during the 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Wednesday. This was his first appearance since Oct. 22.

Anthony Martial

also returned from injury and scored the first goal of the match.

"The problem is they were not always available until now. We did a lot of compromises during the season so far,"

Ten Hag told Sky Sports.

"I hope we come to a point where they are available. If you want to win trophies, they need to be available because we have so many games.

"You saw today, you can do something from the bench, bring in a different dynamic.”

Sancho played in a more central position, and Ten Hag said the England international can also play as a number ten.

"I think we've done it before. It's a different dynamic, it's what we intended to do,"

he explained.

"I know he can play as a number ten as well, he can play as a winger. We mix it up and around.

"That's what I like, but the position has to be occupied and the player has to keep the discipline because otherwise it's going to be a mess.”

Before the EFL Cup final against Newcastle on February 26,

Manchester United

has to play six times, including a two-legged tie against Barcelona in the Europa League.

"It's a luxury problem, it's how we want it. It's normal for Manchester United to play every third day, so we're looking forward to that,"

Ten Hag added.

"Most players are looking forward to playing games more than training. For us, we must make every game better than the previous one.

"We're looking forward to the final. It's great to go to Wembley, to play Newcastle United, who are a great team, but it's far away for us now.

"We're looking forward to the Premier League on Saturday against Crystal Palace."

source: SportMob

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