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United Loses a 2-Goal Lead, Stupid Defending Saga Goes On, What Ten Hag and Sabitzer Had To Say?

United faces misfortune once again as they lose a two-goal advantage. Ten Hag and Sabitzer clearly expressed their rage.

While Manchester City is demolishing teams like Bayern Munich, Manchester United keeps fighting their luck, owners, injuries as well as opponents. And this time, they let go of a two-goal advantage against Sevilla.

Ten Hag had to face plenty of injury problems during the campaign along with the late ‘heartbreak’ and two goals by Marcel Sabitzer goes in vain.

Sabitzer’s first-half double had United in the driver’s seat and they hold onto it for a long time of the game. But later, they lose control.

A Tyrell Malacia own goal six minutes from time handed Sevilla hope before Harry Maguire deflected into his own net in the 92nd minute. What a turn of fortune!

Marcel Sabitzer pointed out that the loss of focus in the later stage of the game caused the draw. This is the reputation of the event, as they had the same flow against Everton last week.

For the analysis- Manchester United couldn’t hang on despite taking the lead

United was also forced to play with 10 men after the injury of Martinez. Some are even questioning the substitutions done by Ten Hag in the earlier half of the game.

“Yeah, I have problems finding the right words,” a disgruntled Sabitzer told BT Sport. “It’s like a rollercoaster game, playing a good first half, we had lots of chances. We had to finish the game off and at the end, it’s a draw, which is not what we wanted.”

“We have to go to Sevilla and get it done there. I think we had to finish the game off. We had the chances, we were confident in the game, I think we controlled the game but unfortunately, we gave easy goals away.”

“We cannot concede these kinds of goals and we’re very disappointed. I don’t think so [foot off the pedal], but in competitions like this, you have to be focused until the end because you can give the game away.”

“The last minutes were strange, with one mand own, but as I said, stupid goals and that’s not what we wanted. We’re very frustrated, you cannot concede like this, not focussed until the end and when you’re 2-0 up at home, you must win.”

Ten Hag had a short chat with the BT Sport: “I think we had the game in hand, we were 2-0 up and should have scored three or four. The game was totally on us.

“Some unlucky moments with injuries. Raphael Varane at half-time, Anthony Martial because it was his first start, and Antony and Bruno Fernandes because they were on a yellow card.

“Then we lose control at an unlucky moment, then another unlucky moment with Lisandro [Martinez] going off injured when we go down to 10.

“We conceded two own goals, that is bad luck. We have to learn, and we have to kill the game, but everything is open for the next game.

“I know we can do better with those players in the last part of the game, we had to be more composed and could benefit from our counter-attacking opportunities, but we didn’t.

“We were a little bit unlucky with the defending, two own goals, and deflected shots, it’s not a nice night.”

Before their clash in Spain, United will have the opportunity to redeem themselves against Nottingham Forest while Sevilla will test their luck against Valencia. Who will turn their fortunes this time?

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