Erik ten Hag has admitted Manchester United’s lengthening listing of absentees is a “concern” and says he has hardly ever been capable of play his greatest group throughout his time at Previous Trafford.
Harry Maguire is the newest participant to select up an harm, ruling him out of the journey to Bayern Munich together with Raphaël Varane, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Sofyan Amrabat, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kobbie Mainoo.
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Jadon Sancho and Antony are additionally unavailable for choice, whereas Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek has not been registered for the Champions League.
The lengthy listing of lacking gamers has made United’s activity in Germany even harder towards a Bayern Munich group who have not misplaced a Champions League group stage sport for practically 10 years.
“One factor is true, from the beginning of final season I virtually by no means began with the most effective beginning XI, it was all the time one thing like an harm,” Ten Hag advised a information convention in Munich on Tuesday.
“However it’s important to take care of it and we all the time get the outcomes, aside from the interval we’re in now. It is a concern however that is why we constructed the squad with depth, so we are able to take care of it. The squad can take care of it.
“Accidents all the time are available high soccer as a result of we’re dwelling on the sting and accidents are arising. We analyse why issues occur however we additionally need to take care of the info and it is all the time concerning the gamers accessible. We’ve a robust aspect and we’ve to get the most effective out of it.”
United are hoping to bounce again towards Bayern following the chastening 3-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
Talking concerning the German champions, Ten Hag insisted he had no regrets about not signing Harry Kane, who moved to the Allianz Enviornment in the summertime, however warned his gamers concerning the problem they face in Munich.
“They’ve very enticing gamers, very skillful, you possibly can’t be unfocused for one second, one cut up second as a result of there may be a lot particular person class that they’ve,” added the Dutchman.
“However additionally they go away you generally area however we’re very respectful of Bayern, particularly within the Champions League, particularly on the group stage at house they’re very sturdy, however we’re wanting ahead as a result of we just like the problem and we belief ourselves.”
In the meantime, André Onana has dismissed criticism of his on-field argument with Maguire in the course of the preseason tour of the US. Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Carragher branded Onana’s response to a Maguire mistake as “excessive” however the Cameroon goalkeeper insists there isn’t a downside with the England defender.
“Harry’s an excellent man, I’ve a superb relationship with him,” stated Onana.
“I spoke to him this morning earlier than we took off [to Munich]. What occurred there [in the U.S.] was accomplished straight after the sport. I do not suppose we’ve to provide an excessive amount of to what occurred, we’re massive guys and what occurred on the pitch stays on the pitch. We’ve a superb relationship.”
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