Manchester United made it three Premier League wins in a row with a 1-0 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Jadon Sancho scored the only goal of the game after rounding Danny Ward and tapping the ball into an empty net, following a sweeping move involving Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Here are five things we learned from Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United.
Five things we learned from Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United
Casemiro a calming class act
With United giving Leicester encouragement with a sloppy second half display, Ten Hag introduced the five-time Champions League to give United’s midfield greater steel.
The classy Brazilian immediately got into the thick of the action and showcased his passing range.
United’s number 18 will be hoping to earn his maiden start for the Red Devils in Sunday’s big game against Arsenal.
Ten Hag showing Ronaldo who the boss is
For the third consecutive Premier League game, the former Ajax manager opted to start United’s number seven on the bench.
The 37-year-old looks set to stay at United until January at least given the summer transfer window closes at 11pm tonight.
With the window closed, Ronaldo may refocus and buy into Ten Hag’s philosophy in order for him to ensure he arrives at the winter World Cup in prime condition.
Antony will add quality and competition
With Ronaldo on the bench and Anthony Martial unavailable, Ten Hag went with an unchanged line-up which meant Rashford, Sancho and Anthony Elanga led the line.
As well having our Argentine wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho to call upon, the arrival of Antony gives the Dutchman a wealth of attacking options.
With tonight’s clash being the first of six games in 18 days, the 52-year-old is likely to shuffle his pack when our Europa League campaign starts next week.
Bring on Arsenal
The win against Brendan Rodgers’ side moved us up to fifth place in the table ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side are the only team in the division to still have a perfect record after five games.
But Old Trafford will be rocking when the north Londoners come to town, and with confidence on the up, Ten Hag will believe his side will be ready to produce another statement win, in the same manner we ousted the old enemy Liverpool.
Togetherness clear to see
There was a moment in the second half when Dalot did extremely well to win us a goal kick with a vital intervention to thwart Harvey Barnes.
Dalot, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane celebrated like we had scored a goal.
The togetherness and fighting spirit within the group is growing, and it’s testament to Ten Hag that he looks to have tuned things around so quickly.
After the catastrophic first two games of the season, the vultures were circling, but winning will breed confidence and this crop of players look to be growing closer together, which is refreshing and encouraging to see after last season’s travesty.