How Ten Hag Used His ‘Secret Weapon’ To Neutralize Man City’s Biggest Assets

It’s no longer news that Manchester United left Old Trafford this afternoon (Saturday) the happier side of the Manchester clubs after a 2-1 comeback. The Red Devils who were no doubt in the form of their lives showed truth resilience, and team spirit to come from behind against a team like Manchester City.


However, this win was no way by luck as the Red Devils had to dig deep to get the win. Meanwhile, Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag was pivotal in the win after he pulled off a tactical masterstroke.

What Did Ten Hag Do?



Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag and Manchester United were able to neutralize the threats of Kelvin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland by using a secret weapon.

For those who watched the game, you’ll notice that Fred was surprisingly included in the starting lineup. However, this was for a reason, which was to man-mark De Bruyne. Ten Hag was aware that stopping De Bruyne will limit Haaland’s chances of affecting the game, which worked brilliantly.


For the part of the game, Fred was diligent in his duty, as De Bruyne hardly got a sniff of the ball. And the only time he escaped Fred, he assisted Jack freakish, showing how dangerous he could have been in the game. In the end, Manchester United were worthy winners and the title is within their reach.

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