Ten Hag: Man Utd’s late win over Brentford ‘has to be a turning point’
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There was relief, at last, for Erik ten Hag and Manchester United after a late 2-1 comeback win against Brentford on Saturday.
The wild celebrations that greeted the final whistle at Old Trafford, however, did not disguise the problems that continue to plague the 20-time league champions and prompted Ten Hag to demand action from his players.
“It has to be a turning point, but also a restart because we have to get into higher levels,” the United manager said. “The spirit is good, the belief is good and the team is together. We have shown that. We have shown strong character. It can be a turning point, but it is up to us.”
Two stoppage-time goals from substitute Scott McTominay got his manager out of a hole and secured a much-needed win.
Prior to the midfielder’s late interventions, United was on course for a seventh loss of a season tha