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Man Utd 2-1 Man City: Ten Hag highlights decisive moment in derby win

Erik ten Hag at Man Utd
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The Red Devils continued their five-game winning streak with a massive win over the Premier League champions.

Erik ten Hag believes replacing Anthony Martial with Antony was crucial to Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City.

A 2-1 win saw the Red Devils continue their incredible run in the Premier League. 

After an uneventful first half, Ten Hag subbed off Anthony Martial, who had suffered an injury before the break. Antony came in to replace Martial, providing Man Utd with more pace up front. 

City went ahead through Jack Grealish just before the hour mark. But Ten Hag’s men turned the game around with a four-minute comeback later on.

Bruno Fernandes scored the equalizer for the Red Devils before Marcus Rashford sealed their victory in the 82nd minute.

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Speaking after the game, Ten Hag told BT Sport: “I think it was a better performance. 

“First half we played well, we were proactive and we created good opportunities. We should be 1-0 at half-time. The substitution we had to take Martial off, complaints, it changed the game.”

Pep Guardiola protested VAR’s decision over Man Utd’s first goal, claiming the referee should have ruled it out for offside.

Asked about his stance on the controversial goal, Ten Hag added: “I can see that from the other side but when you follow the rules, he wasn’t interfering. It was a goal. Bruno came from the back.”

Man Utd are now only one point away from leapfrogging Manchester City from Premier League’s second spot. The Red Devils will travel to Selhurst Park to meet Crystal Palace in their next league game on Wednesday.