When asked if Old Trafford is once again a fortress after beating Bournemouth 3-0, Erik ten Hag simply replied: “I think it [is a fortress] if you stay strong but we only stay strong if we do our jobs and we give 100 per cent in every situation.
“I had the feelings in the second half the game for some was easy going.
“The game is never easy going and you saw the reaction of the opponents as they still believed in it.
“They could have made it 2-1 and then they are back in the game.”
Fortunately for Manchester United, the game never went to that stage.
Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Marcus Rashford scored the goals and were also among the standout performers.
It’s unclear who Ten Hag is referring to as lazy but we may get a hint once the team sheets are announced for upcoming games.