Manager Eric ten Haag seems to have taken a firm stand on the rotation.
Manchester United won 2-0 against Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) semi-finals in the 2022-23 season held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. After winning the first leg 3-0, United advanced to the final with a 5-0 aggregate win. Their opponents in the final are Newcastle United.
Even considering that it was a semi-final, it looked like they were going to rotate because it was held at home and they were already leading by 3 points. It was also necessary to consider the tight schedule of the English Premier League (EPL), England FA Cup, and EFL Cup. In the previous game, against Reading, he took out some of the starting players and arranged his stamina, but except for Tom Heaton, he sent out a large number of starting resources.
Bruno Fernandez and Casemiro also participated, and Ut Verhost, Lisandro Martinez and Luke Shaw also appeared. Prospects like Mainu and Facundo Pellistri were placed on the bench. Coach Ten Hagh strengthened the attack by introducing Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the 16th minute of the second half when the first half did not go well and the second half was sluggish.
Rashford and Martial did their part. Rashford led the attack, created chances and assisted Fred’s second goal. Martial scored the opening goal to give United the lead. When they took the lead with their performances, Casemiro and Baran were removed and Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire were added. Lindelof played as a defensive midfielder. Bruno was full-time.
The match ended in a 2-0 victory for United. Recently, while maintaining a good atmosphere in terms of grades, they succeeded in advancing to the finals, but there are many concerns about the physical strength of Manchester United players. In particular, there is great concern that Bruno, who has increased the burden due to Christian Eriksen’s injury, may become overloaded. The same goes for Casemiro. It is judged that coach Ten Hagh intends to maintain the current flow by making small changes rather than using a rotation. 토토사이트
In an interview after the match, Ten Haag said: “The first half wasn’t good, it was too slow, we didn’t get it right, we had a crisis. We got better in the second half. Even if we were winning 3-0, we didn’t want to give Nottingham any hope. “Man United has to improve every day. We set high standards and operate. We are Manchester United.”