Manchester United supporters booed Erik ten Hag’s decision to change Rasmus Hojlund for Anthony Martial in a 3-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag had a bad day, as the home crowd booed him for benching Hojlund for Martial.
Ten Hag, on the other hand, has minimized the jeers, suggesting that Hojlund’s outstanding performance on his full debut was to blame.
I believe it had something to do with Martial joining the game because United fans had grown frustrated of his lack of intensity on the pitch. In contrast, Holland was a breath of fresh air on the field, and his first-half goal was rejected by VAR.
Anyway, when asked about the jeers after the game, Ten Hag told ESPN, “I think it was fantastic.” Supporters can already be seen cheering for [Hojlund] at Old Trafford. He performed an excellent job, in my opinion. It is advantageous that they transmit this signal and message. As a result, Rasmus will believe.
While I agree that it will give Hojlund hope, I believe Martial will not have the same effect.Finally, I thought Hojlund would never play the entire 90 minutes today because he had just returned from injury. Although the boos were extreme, I understand why the fans were furious. We were all there.
“Everyone knows he came in with a minor problem,” he went on.”If he gets hurt, we’re a long way from where we want to be because he’s not capable of playing 90 minutes.”Despite the fact that Martial struggled to make an impression after replacing the Danish striker, Ten Hag argued that he was the target of the jeers.
He said, “I believe Rasmus Hjlund came off, but I don’t want to talk about that, so I’m not sure.””I believe Anthony Martial had a very positive impact on our games last year, each and every time he played,” Martial stated. If that’s the case, I don’t understand it because Anthony Martial will surely contribute once he’s fully recovered. In fact, while he was on the field, we almost never lost a game.