“I think it was a tough workout and I think we contributed really well. I think the performance from our team was really good,” Erik ten Hag told MUTV after the Atletico game.
“In the end it’s about the result, and the score was not good. You have to take benefits if you create chances.
“I think we created many chances, to produce at least one goal — that point, I am not satisfied. I have told the team it is not acceptable.”
Man United lost to Atletico 1-0 in a pre-season friendly. Joao Felix scored the only goal late in the second half.
The Dutch gaffer continued to take a slight criticism on how the La Liga giants played: “I like competitiveness, but with respect,” Erik ten Hag said when asked about Atletico’s aggressiveness.
“I don’t want to have injuries as well. That’s why you have to keep respect for each other.
“I have seen some tackles which are maybe a little bit over the limit.”
Atletico Madrid defeated Man United 1-0 in a pre-season friendly. The Spanish side tried to win at all costs as it felt they tried to deliberately injure United players by going into rash challenges.