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Erik ten Hag bemoans Man United’s unnecessary mistakes.

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Marcus Rashford scored a brace and Anthony Martial also found the net to ensure Man Utd came from a goal down to beat Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus.

Erik ten Hag has once again bemoaned Manchester United’s unnecessary mistakes after they came from behind to secure a 3-2 win over Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.

United were punished for making poor mistakes and wasting chances in front of the goal as they played out a 3-2 win over the Cyprus club on Thursday evening.

And following the match, the Man Utd boss said: "I think we started well, had a couple of chances and then were down unnecessarily. The mistake cannot happen so we have to take responsibility there.

" We made two subs in that time and they really had an impact and that is really good, that makes the team stronger."

On returning to the Premier League after the Manchester derby defeat to City, he articulated: "Sunday, especially there at Everton, we have to react. We have to give the best performance we have and we have to prepare for that now."

Rashford, who came on at half-time, cancelled out Karim Ansarifard’s first-half opener, six minutes after he was introduced, and the England international assisted teammate Anthony Martial, who also found the net within two minutes of his entrance.

The Red Devils went on to score their third goal from close range when Rashford calmly tapped in a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo, but moments later the Cyprus club made it 2-3, thanks to Nikolas Panagiotou’s strike late on.

Speaking to BT Sport after the win, Ten Hag lauded the impact of the United substitutes.

'The subs made an impact'

"We started well, then an unnecessary mistake and a really bad 10 minutes. We have to learn from it. You let the crowd get alive, you have to avoid that.

"More runs, we are too static, we have to make the opposition move to get behind - that is why we made two subs. The subs really had an impact today.

On Martial, who has scored three in two games, the Dutchman said: "We have already seen in pre-season, it was really disappointing when he got injured, it had an impact on our team's performance.

"It has to only be a warm up, on Sunday we have to react."

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