Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has called for improvement from the team ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Nottingham Forest.
Ten Hag has urged his Manchester United players to learn the lesson of the painful defeat at Arsenal as he tries to deliver a first trophy in six years.
Manchester United suffered a 3-2 defeat at Arsenal in our most recent match.
“In general, against Arsenal we defended very well,” Ten Hag said. “They didn’t get clean shots, was one time from free kick. There was a lot of defence between the ball and the goal.
“But all the goals were avoidable and that’s my point – it cannot happen. When you concede three goals in a top game you can’t win, that’s one of the conclusions. We have to take this lesson.
“We left it behind. We said the right conclusions, then we have to move forward and quickly because tomorrow is a big game and focus on that.”
On facing Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, Ten Hag added: “It’s a long time ago that United played there. It will be a good atmosphere and I think we like that when it’s a fanatical audience. I think it will motivate the players and we have to get ready for that.”