Ten Hag Praises Man United Character After 2 – 2 Draw With Barcelona
Erik ten Hag said Manchester United “have a lot of character and determination” after his side contested a thrilling first-leg draw at Barcelona to leave their Europa League play-off tie finely poised.
Having previously met in two Champions League finals – both of which Barca won – the sides are trying to reach those heady heights again.
This encounter at the Nou Camp in Europe’s secondary competition was another step on that road back to the top.
United manager Ten Hag told BT Sport:
“I think it was a great game. Two attacking teams, I think it was a Champions League game, even more than that, so I really enjoyed the game. In the end (it finished) 2-2, and we have to finish it in Old Trafford.
“Of course I will credit Rashford definitely because he is in great form, but the whole team did well. I think it was a really good team performance.
“We have a lot of character and determination in this team. The belief we had to score the first goal and the meaning of the first goal is so important and that’s what we didn’t do.”