'We controlled the game' – what Erik ten Hag said about Manchester United's misfiring forwards after West Ham loss

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag looks on during his side's defeat at West Ham in December 2023.
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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says his side "controlled the game" against West Ham on Saturday, despite defeat at the London Stadium, and has opened up on the Red Devils' problems in front of goal.

Ten Hag's side seldom looked like scoring as their goal drought extended to four games and over six hours of football.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.