Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag explains why he didn’t send on Alejandro Garnacho earlier vs Arsenal

January 23, 2023

Erik ten Hag did not make an attacking change as Man United held on at 2-2 against Arsenal, eventually conceding in the 90th minute…

Erik ten Hag admits Manchester United still have “limited” attacking options after their first Premier League defeat since November at Arsenal.

Ten Hag decided against an attacking change with United clinging onto a 2-2 draw at Arsenal, whose pressure eventually told as Eddie Nketiah claimed a 90th minute winner.

Alejandro Garnacho has been regularly introduced from the bench by Ten Hag but he was reluctant to adjust United’s line-up after Fred replaced Antony in the 71st minute and only brought him on after Arsenal had scored the winner.

United signed Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley earlier this month but striker Anthony Martial has missed the last two games with a muscular injury.

So Rashy – you don’t want to take him off – with Bruno already we make a tactical (change) and I think almost it came out, a really good position from him and pass to Rashford in the back of the defending line and the moment between the defending line and the keeper, so we had our moments there and we also missed some players.

“Also on the bench, you are limited offensively, we know that.”

United lost for the first time in the Premier League since November 6 without Casemiro, who had started in their previous 12 league fixtures.