Erik ten Hag has addressed his lineup for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Tottenham.
Marcus Rashford, who replaced Cristiano Ronaldo during the 0-0 draw, will start in place of the Portugal international against Newcastle United. Rashford replaced Ronaldo during the 0-0 draw against Tottenham.
Scott McTominay returns to the matchday squad after serving a one-match ban, while Fred retains his starting position despite Christian Eriksen’s availability for the replacements’ bench.
“When you consider games lasting 90 minutes, I believe this is the greatest way to begin,” he told Premier League Productions. “You know that Tottenham is very comfortable and capable of playing from the back; therefore, you must use a strong push. They are quite intense.” Also, we have a powerful front line, and we know we’ll need Cristiano late in the game, so we must score if we want to win.”
Erik stated in his chat with club media: “Marcus was sick throughout the weekend. If he had been available for 90 minutes, he would have also started on Sunday. As soon as Marcus entered the game, we were more dynamic up front, which is exactly what we need today to breach that line and establish this game. In addition, we are aware that we have a danger on the bench for Ronaldo to close this game.”
Christian was also unwell throughout the weekend. Yesterday was his first day back for training, and he does not believe he has the stamina to go 90 minutes. Consequently, he will also be on the bench, although he can play for a few minutes. Hopefully, we will be able to bring him to influence the game, or if we don’t need him, the game will go well.”