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Man Utd: De Gea explains Ten Hag’s post-World Cup plans

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The Red Devils ended the first half of the season with improved form.

David de Gea believes Manchester United will play a more possession-based football under Erik ten Hag after the World Cup.

Man Utd found a difficult start to their first season under the Dutchman. However, they managed to bounce back quickly, claiming the fifth spot on the Premier League table just before the World Cup break.

The Red Devils were more focused on adapting to Ten Hag’s pressing style in the first half of the season. But De Gea believes they will move toward “dictating games” after the break.

Speaking to ANI, the Man Utd goalkeeper said: “I think this year we want to dictate games and want to have the ball. 

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“We are looking to play from the back and press teams, pressing high in the opponent’s half. 

“We are trying to keep the ball in the opponent’s half, try to score goals and win games. 

“The beginning of the season was a bit tough. After that, we started playing excellent football, winning games. 

“We had a new manager and new players, so we needed a bit of time to know the way that the manager wants us to play. 

“But I think we are in the right direction winning games and playing really well.”