Erik ten Hag is gradually creating favorable results for Man Utd. The Red Devils enter 2023 with great momentum when they won 5 matches and kept 3 clean sheets in a row in all competitions.
Since a 3-6 loss to Manchester City on October 2, Ten Hag has led his team to 12 wins, two draws and just one loss, bringing them into the top four for the first time. Premier League this season.
Such a good streak feels unlikely after the worst 2021/22 Premier League season in history, especially after two poor opening defeats to Brighton and Brentford.
However, Ten Hag’s vision was gradually recognized at Old Trafford. There, the two most important players are gradually revealed and can play a key role in helping the Red Devils return to the prestigious Champions League arena.
No wonder Raphael Varane and Casemiro emerged as two irreplaceable names in Ten Hag’s plan. The duo were at the heart of one of the most successful eras in Real Madrid’s history. They bring that winning spirit to Man Utd and are true champions.
Between these two players are countless titles big and small. While Varane won the World Cup, Casemiro also won the Copa America. Not to mention other championships such as Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, European Super Cup, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup or Copa del Rey.
The statistics of both since reuniting as teammates at Man Utd show that the experience and class they bring to coach Ten Hag’s squad at Old Trafford is priceless.
Specifically, Varane and Casemiro have not conceded a single goal when playing together in the Red Devils shirt.
The only time Man Utd conceded a goal after both started was the penalty Jorginho successfully scored in a dramatic 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in October. However, Varane was already off the field with an injury. love.
In addition, the French player has only conceded a goal when facing 3 clubs in the Premier League this season: Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Notably, Man Utd only conceded 4 goals after 7 home matches in the Premier League under Ten Hag, at least since the beginning of the season. That feat was certainly partly due to the presence of Casemiro and Varane.
Both are top players, with composure and respectable qualities. Varane and Casemiro are taking steps to help raise the bar for the entire team. The most important goal is to bring Man Utd back to the Champions League arena next season.
Before entering the match against Bournemouth, Man Utd climbed to 4th place with 32 points after 16 matches. They are 2 and 4 points ahead of Tottenham and Liverpool, respectively.
Xiao Lam | 22:55 January 3, 2023