Man Utd unfazed by Anfield atmosphere – Ten Hag

Erik ten Hag told Liverpool fans that his Manchester United players would not be put off by the hostile atmosphere at Anfield on Sunday.

United are heading to Liverpool in search of their first away win against a strong opposition in over seven years. Home supporters will try to create a hostile environment for Ten Hag’s team, but the Dutchman said his players would love it.

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“I’m looking forward to it, the atmosphere, the atmosphere,” Ten Hag said. “It will be great, it will be hostile towards us, but we like it.

“For me, it’s no different. The field is the same size everywhere, there are three judges, there is a fourth. [official]the ball is round, there is air in the ball, right?

“So we have to play and make it our game, and of course we know that the atmosphere won’t support us and we have to live with that. But, as I said, our players love it. They love to play.” in such an atmosphere.

United have picked up some important victories at Old Trafford this season, including victories over Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Barcelona.

But Ten Hag is still waiting for his first away victory against traditional Big Six rivals – there have been losses to City and Arsenal and a draw against Chelsea – although a victory at Anfield would further cement their reputation as possible title. applicants.

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“Of course it’s a test, but we’re meeting Liverpool, we’re really looking forward to it and I know these players, my team, my team will be ready to go there, fight and go there with confidence,” Ten Hag said. .

“We know that it will be difficult, we know that we will have to suffer and sacrifice something in order to get a good result.”

Ten Hag has made a number of changes to his side since beating West Ham 3-1 in the FA Cup on Wednesday, with the likes of Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Marcus Rashford all set to return to the starting XI at Anfield “.

Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho missed the game but there is hope that both will be available against Liverpool.

“Sancho was sick and we’ll have to wait to see how it develops, but yes, I think [he will be back]”Ten Hag added.


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