Thu 09 February 2023 | 9:22

"He's a magnificent player" - Ten Hag hails Jadon Sancho after scoring on Man Utd return

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has hailed Jadon Sancho after he scored on his return to the Premier League.

Manchester United

overturned a two-goal deficit to salvage a draw against bitter rivals Leeds United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United now is in third place with 43 points after 22 matches.

Gnonto scored for Leeds just 55 seconds after kick-off, and Varane scored an own goal in the 48th minute. Marcus Rashford and

Jadon Sancho

scored for United in the second half. This was Sancho's first game in the Premier League since last October.

After the match,

Eric Ten Hag

said Sancho can help them for the rest of the season after his first goal since September.

 "I wanted a different dynamic. In that moment we weren't in the game.

"Luckily it succeeded because we scored two goals. We're very happy.

"He's all the way back. We know he's a magnificent player. I think he can consistently have a big impact, but he has to work hard.

"It will motivate him to get more. I really enjoyed it, especially for him. It will strengthen him.”

Ten Hag said he is pleased with his team’s reaction to opponent goals, but admitted that they started the match very badly.

"It's mixed feelings. Of course in the end we were happy to win a point – but we dropped two points,"

he added.

"It's a very bad start, unacceptable, especially in a derby you have to be ready to battle and take responsibility. We didn't do that.

"I have to complement the team and their resilience to fight back. We made two great team goals."

Manchester United will face Leeds United again in their next match on Sunday, and Ten Hag has warned his players that they should win their battles on the pitch at Elland Road.

"We knew before how they would play with attitude and style. We didn't know what system they would play but you have to be ready and read the game,"

Ten Hag said.

"Definitely you have to win your battles. That is for everyone to take the responsibility. If you win those individual battles, you will win this game."

source: SportMob

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