Erik Ten Hag hails ‘magnificent’ Maguire and ‘nice’ De Gea after heroics in West Ham win

Erik ten Hag was excessive in reward of membership captain Harry Maguire and goalkeeper David de Gea after Manchester United’s 1-0 win towards West Ham.

United held on to defeat the Hammers after a first-half header from Marcus Rashford, who scored his a hundredth aim for the membership within the course of.

West Ham put the Pink Devils beneath extreme strain within the last 20 minutes of the match.

De Gea pulled off a lot of nice saves and Maguire was key in retaining a clear sheet, blocking a close-range effort from England teammate Jarrod Bowen late on.

On Maguire’s efficiency, Ten Hag mentioned: “He was magnificent in defending the field. He is a good participant and a extremely good defender and we now have seen how essential he’s for the squad.

“I’m actually completely happy for the workforce in fact but in addition Harry Maguire as he got here off the pitch with a clear sheet.”

On the match as a complete, Ten Hag instructed Match of the Day: “On this workforce it’s a massive perspective and profitable spirit. You see that, the beginning of the season not that good however enhancing quite a bit. We have now to maintain that course of going.

“The followers additionally prefer it. You see growing a bond between the followers and the workforce, that’s good.

“If we don’t handle it with the ten outfield gamers on the pitch you may actually see defending with 11 as a result of we now have an ideal goalkeeper.

“With nice saves and composure you may depend on him.”

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He added: “We have now a protracted approach to go, there’s a number of room for enchancment. We have to hold the method going and in addition be taught from the wins.

“The second half we might have executed it higher. We have now to even be crucial to ourselves. I’m completely happy, don’t get me improper, with the spirit and the defending, however while you hold the ball higher you will have extra management of the sport.”

On goalscorer Rashford, Ten Hag mentioned: “It’s a nice efficiency. It’s implausible and implausible for Manchester United. They’ve an ideal academy and an ideal historical past with the academy.

“The participant on the eighty fifth anniversary of at all times having a youth participant within the squad or on the pitch and Marcus Rashford I believe he’s representing that truth and scores a superb aim with an ideal go from Eriksen.

“It was an ideal header, the day earlier than his birthday, for his a hundredth aim is an actual milestone.”

De Gea mentioned it was a “nice win” and admits he was “completely happy” together with his saves to assist his facet decide up all three factors.

He instructed Sky Sports activities: “It’s an ideal win for us. If we need to obtain and be within the high locations we now have to win video games like this immediately.

“Of the 2 saves, most likely the header from Zouma was the perfect as a result of it was virtually actually moving into however I’m completely happy for all of them. Joyful to make the saves and it’s a large win.

“We’re urgent properly and recovering the ball properly excessive up the pitch. We conceded some probabilities on the finish however West Ham are an ideal workforce. I’m actually completely happy to be trustworthy.

“We had a tough begin to the season, Man United is a large membership and we’re getting higher. We will hold extra clear sheets, play properly and hold going till the tip.

“I don’t wish to suppose too far into the longer term, we are going to simply take it daily. Massive recreation on Thursday and we need to end high of the group. We’ll go for an additional recreation, extra power and hold going once more.”

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