Erik ten Hag’s tactical genius revealed as stats show Man Utd boss is officially best in Europe for
ERIK TEN HAG has been the master of substitutions this season as Manchester United subs have scored more than any other team.
Antony scored the winner from the bench against Barcelona on Thursday to send the Red Devils through to the next round of the Europa League.
That is one of 19 goals scored by United substitutes this season, per Opta.
No other team in Europe’s top five leagues can match Ten Hag’s ability to impact a game with Napoli and Villarreal next best.
Both sides have 17 goals from substitutions this season with Napoli 15 points clear at the top of Serie A as a result.
Ten Hag has got the best out of attackers like Marcus Rashford, Antony and Alejandro Garnacho, particularly in the last few weeks.
And his tactical genius is underpinned by the fact that no other English club is even in the top ten for goals by substitutes.
Instead three other Spanish sides are included – Barcelona have while Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid each have 12.
Five other teams are tied on 12 – Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Fiorentina, Monaco and Stade Reims.
Ten Hag has transformed United this season and he has been compared to Sir Alex Ferguson by Peter Schmeichel
He said: “It has taken 10 years to get to this point,’ for me this season anything can really happen.
“Manchester United can win everything or nothing but we have seen the progress.
“Every situation has been dealt with properly by Erik ten Hag, like a good manager should.
“Like vintage Sir Alex Ferguson… I am sitting here thinking ‘wow, we have got the right man’.”