After outclassing West Ham last week, United edged out Aston Villa 2-1 in a Premier League clash at the Villa Park on Sunday. Rasmus Hojlund handed his team the lead in the first half before Douglas Luiz brought the hosts back into the game. Scott McTominay then scored the winner in the 86th minute to seal crucial three points for the visitors.
Ten Hag sounded extremely confident after his team’s win as he claimed that the Red Devils, on their day, could beat any team be it a home or an away fixture. He went on to claim that his team could have won in their away fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.
At the post-match press conference, the Dutch manager said, “I think we can beat any opponent. Away or home. Sometimes away, we have to believe more. We could have won in Arsenal. We actually deserved that win. We could’ve won in Liverpool. It’s about belief and I think this team today believed they could win this today and that’s why in the end we won the game.”
Ten Hag’s side travelled to Emirates Stadium on September 3 and lost 3-1 against the Gunners. The match went down to the wire as the scoreline remained 1-1 until the 96th minute when Declan Rice scored the second goal for his team. Gabriel Jesus then scored a late third goal to seal the fate of the game.
On December 17, the Red Devils faced Liverpool at Anfield and had successfully managed to hold them to a goalless draw, although, Jurgen Klopp’s side remained dominant throughout the match.
Manchester United, who are now six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, will next take on Luton Town in a Premier League clash on Sunday.