Erik ten Hag hails ‘magnificent’ Jadon Sancho after Manchester United goal against Leeds
The England international only recently returned to United after training on his own following what ten Hag described as “physical and mental issues”.
Sancho’s strike earned a point for the home side after Marcus Rashford pulled one back for the first time following Leeds’ quick start in both halves.
The increasingly impressive Wilfried Gnonto opened the scoring within a minute to give the managerless Yorkshire giants an early lead before Raphael Varane went through his own net shortly after the break.
Yet the ten-Hag side were able to come back and avoid what would have been a second home League defeat of the season, keeping them three points ahead of Newcastle and four clear of Tottenham in the race to qualify for the Champions League. next season.
“I wanted a different dynamic,” the United boss said.
“At that time, we weren’t in the game. Fortunately, it succeeded because we scored two goals. Very happy. He’s all the way back. We know that he is a magnificent player. I think he can still have a big impact. But he has to work hard. This will motivate him to get more. I liked it a lot, especially for him. This will strengthen it.
“If you play a derby you need a different attitude. You have to start and be ready and take responsibility, win your battles and be calm on the ball.”