Erik Ten had chosen not to watch Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Young Boys on Wednesday night because he wanted to spend time with his wife at dinner instead.
United will play City at Old Trafford on Sunday, and they hope to keep up their winning streak after three straight wins before the international break.
The Red Devils didn’t put on a convincing show as they lost 1-0 to FC Copenhagen in the Winners League on Tuesday. This may have made fans even more worried before they played the Premier League winners. A lot of people may have thought that Ten Hag would watch City play in Switzerland on Wednesday to get a better idea of how Guardiola’s team might set up to play his team this weekend.
But Ten Hag looked calm as he went to Piccolino with his wife Bianca, which is their favorite Italian restaurant. City were working hard to beat Young Boys. The couple ate dinner early, but they didn’t leave until 8:10 p.m., which was already well into City’s game.
One of the other guests told Ten Hag he should leave first, so the Dutchman held the door open for them as he left.There didn’t seem to be a mix-up this time, unlike the night before when he accidentally turned down TNT Sports host Laura Woods’ handshake after she had interviewed him.
His mistake was quickly seen and fixed, while Woods found the funny side of the awkward situation.
The Red Devils have had a rough start to the season, losing six of their first thirteen games across all tournaments. Seeing Ten Hag in good spirits is a good sign for them.
The team had hoped to build on Ten Hag’s first good season with them, in which they won the Carabao Cup and came in third in the Premier League.But so far this season, they haven’t been able to reach the same heights. This has put a lot of pressure on Ten Hag, who has also had to deal with a number of problems off the field.
Next, on Sunday, they’ll play City, who is off to another good start to the season. That will be the final test for his team.
They beat Young Boys 3-1 to keep their perfect Champions League record this season. Ten Hag might be glad he wasn’t there to see it.
After a short slump before the international break, Erling Haaland continued to be very dangerous in front of goal in this game. He scored twice in the second half to bring all three points home for last year’s Treble winners.