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Man Utd: Ten Hag sets trophy target ahead of EFL Cup semi-finals

Erik ten Hag at Man Utd
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The Red Devils are competing in four competitions, hoping to end their six-year trophy drought.

Erik ten Hag has insisted Manchester United have a “good opportunity” to claim trophies this season.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a great run of form under Ten Hag in recent weeks. Arsenal ended United’s ten-game unbeaten run on Sunday, but Ten Hag’s men have a chance to bounce back when they meet Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup semi-finals.

Participating in four competitions, Man Utd have a busier schedule compared to their top-four rivals. But Ten Hag insists his side must “do everything” to win a trophy this season.

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“It’s about that, it’s about winning trophies,” the Man Utd boss told reporters.

“We have a good opportunity, but we have to go from game to game. So now we play Forest, two legs, so focus on the first leg and don’t think further ahead because that will distract. So the aim for tomorrow is to win that game.

“It is the best feeling you can have, winning a trophy. I had the luck in my career to win some trophies and it was magnificent, especially for the fans. It’s so great.

“The fans here, they have some experience, especially the older fans. And now it’s a period when Manchester United didn’t win any trophies and it’s too long ago, so we are aware of that fact. We have to do everything to bring a trophy in.”