“We had some considerations to bring players in, especially [Alejandro] Garnacho [who] can have an impact,” said Ten Hag after the Arsenal defeat.
“But we need a good press, we conceded two already from a corner, short corners but a lot of crosses there. I think Wout [Weghorst] did a really good job there in the pressing, and in the heading on set plays.
“So Rashy (Rashford) – you don’t want to take him off – with Bruno (Fernandes) already we made a tactical (change) and I think almost it came out, a really good position from him and pass to Rashford in the back of the defending line and the moment between the defending line and the keeper.
“So we had our moments there and we also missed some players. Also on the bench, we are limited offensively, we know that.”
Weghorst started for the second time against Arsenal but minimal impact in terms of attempts on goal.
However the Dutchman’s link-up play was impressive as well as his pressing. He has another opportunity to prove himself against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.