Erik ten Hag hopes Manchester United can proceed to name upon their full quota of attacking skills after the returns of Jadon Sancho and Antony Martial.
The 2 attackers had been second-half substitutes in Wednesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup semi-final second-leg victory in opposition to Nottingham Forest at Previous Trafford, with Martial marking his return from damage with a objective.
With the aforementioned duo, Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst amongst these for Ten Hag within the attacking third, United have numerous choices to name upon.
Nevertheless, any choice headache it could current is of aid to Ten Hag, who has seen his squad have to deal with a number of absences to this point this season.
“The issue is that they weren’t at all times obtainable till now. We did a variety of compromises through the season to this point,” he advised Sky Sports activities.
“I hope we come to some extent the place they’re obtainable. If you wish to win trophies, they must be obtainable as a result of now we have so many video games.
“You noticed at this time, you are able to do one thing from the bench, usher in a special dynamic.”
United’s triple change on the hour mark resulted within the breakthrough in opposition to Forest, with Sancho amongst them in his first look for the membership since October.
The England worldwide performed a special position than was anticipated, occupying a extra central place than one on the wing, with versatility one thing Ten Hag is eager to capitalise on.
“I believe we’ve achieved it earlier than. It’s a special dynamic, it’s what we meant to do,” he defined.
“I do know he can play as a quantity ten as effectively, he can play as a winger. We combine it up and round.
“That’s what I like, however the place must be occupied and the participant has to maintain the self-discipline as a result of in any other case it’s going to be a multitude.”
Can’t rush a comeback.
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With a spot within the EFL Cup last safe, the place Newcastle United await on February 26, the Purple Devils can look forward to a packed fixture schedule that features a double-header in opposition to Leeds United within the Premier League and a two-legged tie with Barcelona within the Europa League.
Nevertheless, such a congested fixture checklist is just not of concern to Ten Hag, who welcomed the problem it presents.
“It’s a luxurious downside, it’s how we would like it. It’s regular for Manchester United to play each third day, so we’re wanting ahead to that,” he added.
“Most gamers are wanting ahead to taking part in video games greater than coaching. For us, we should make each recreation higher than the earlier one.
“We’re wanting ahead to the ultimate. It’s nice to go to Wembley, to play Newcastle United, who’re an important crew, but it surely’s far-off for us now.
“We’re wanting ahead to the Premier League on Saturday in opposition to Crystal Palace.”