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Man Utd boss Ten Hag: "The team is patient."

Scott McTominay broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute as Man Utt secured a narrow win against Omonia in the Europa League.



Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag insists that he has ‘no concern’ about his Red Devils scoring goals after they fought hard to secure a narrow win against Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.


Man United had numerous chances to put the match against Omonia to bed, but found it difficult to hit the net, with in-form Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho denying the homeside until late on in the game.


After United huffed and puffed, it was substitute Scott McTominay, who eventually hit the target in the 92nd minute as the Scotland midfielder finished off an assist from England international Jadon Sancho.




The winning goal against the Cyprus club came after more than 30 attempts at Old Trafford, and following the match on Thursday night, the United boss said ‘hopefully we’re saving the goals for next week.’


‘I have no concern because in every game we score.’


"No it's not because football is about scoring goals,’ United boss Erik ten Hag told BT Sport when asked whether winning is the main thing.


"We created so many chances, but we only hit the back of the net once. The team is patient, they kept creating, and then they scored."



On whether there's an issue with scoring in the team, the Dutchman answered: "I have no concern because, in every game, we score. I have faith we will continue with that. Hopefully, we're saving the goals for next week.



"We said at half-time we need to keep the focus. When you play against a defensively compact opponent, and if you don't score, you get impatient. You can get sloppy and lose the ball, and then they break.


"I have a preference to score more and earlier because it makes it easier. We still have two games to go, and we go game to game."


'You have to be patient sometimes.'


Match-winner Scott McTominay added: "We knew we needed the win tonight but that they'd be fired up too.

"Neil Lennon is a great coach and no games like this are ever easy. Everyone is pleased with the result.


"You have to be patient sometimes. Rashford had so many chances and we did everything but score. Their goalkeeper was a different class but we created enough chances and deserved to score in the end.

"I wasn't on the pitch for the majority of the game but sometimes you think it's not going to be your day. The team spirit is good though and no one ever gives up. It's a massive goal because we need to win the group."



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