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Man United's opening goal against Everton was Erik ten Hag ball at its fullest

Nasir Jabbar

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Man United's opening goal against Everton was Erik ten Hag ball at its fullest

Erik ten Hag ball was in full flow for Manchester United's opening goal against Everton as they produced a sensational build-up for Scott McTominay's strike.

Man United beat Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, with McTominay and Anthony Martial getting on the score-sheet.

And the Scotland international's goal in the 36th minute shows the work the team have been putting in training.

The clip shared online shows the 19 passes that were played before the ball hit the back of the net.

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Play begins at the back, with David de Gea, Lisandro Martinez and Harry Maguire all getting involved.

The move transitions to the left wing, with Marcel Sabitzer driving into the open space before picking out Marcus Rashford, who switches the play to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

From there, the right-back goes inside, with McTominay and Rashford combining before Jadon Sancho receives the ball.

The Man United winger then pierces a ball to McTominay, who completes the team move with a brilliant finish past Jordan Pickford.

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Needless to say, Man United fans praised the stunning sequence ahead of the goal.

One Twitter user wrote: "Breaking down a Sean Dyche low block isn't for everybody @arteta."

A second tweeted: "All payers had a touch of the ball in the build-up to the goal. All 11 players involved, 19 build up passes to the goal... Ten hag ball at its fullest."

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A third added: "Good to see these kinds of goals, straight outta training ground."

A fourth said: "Only just noticed how good the build-up to this goal was."

Another commented: "Osimhen or Kane in that game and were 4-0 up after 25 mins."

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Ten Hag's philosophy and style of football is taking shape having only joined last summer. It's a positive sign as he stamps his identity on the team.

Speaking after his side's 2-0 win, he said: "That you can deliver this in a third game in six days is a real credit to the team because it was a great performance - great, entertaining football and a win, so I'm really happy with it.

"But we have to be more clinical, more ruthless in the box of the opponent. I think this game should already have been finished by half-time. We didn’t but it was a brilliant performance.

"That’s very good: if you play three games in six days and can deliver this, that’s a big compliment to the team. We were very good in and out of possession - there were many players on the pitch who played at a high level."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Premier League

Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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