Ten Hag urges United to be more clinical after narrow Luton win

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Manchester United must become more clinical in front of goal and put teams to the sword, manager Erik ten Hag said after his side squandered a host of chances in yesterday’s 2-1 Premier League win at Luton Town.

United, who are sixth, have won their last four league games but three of those wins have been by one-goal margins.

Two early goals from striker Rasmus Hojlund put United in the driver’s seat yesterday but after Carlton Morris halved the deficit in the 14th minute at Kenilworth Road Ten Hag’s side were unable to restore their two-goal cushion.

The Dutchman told reporters United had been “fragile” at times after failing to kill the game off.

“We missed some really massive chances and we should have scored and we know that,” he added.

“On the other hand, Luton Town have lost games this season, but only two times by more than two, so it is not easy here. The way we started was perfect and that’s the way we want to do it, it was a perfect game plan but the only thing we didn’t do is be more clinical in front of goal.”

Ten Hag says, “We must score more goals because today we could have easily scored five goals.”

United next host Fulham on Sunday before travelling to Nottingham Forest for a fifth-round FA Cup tie.