Ten Hag claims Douglas Luiz’s celebration might have FUELLED United win

  • Douglas Luiz celebrated straight in entrance of Raphael Varane after equalising 
  • Erik ten Hag admitted this might have spurred on his gamers to bounce again
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Erik ten Hag admitted that Douglas Luiz’s shimmy celebration might have spurred his Manchester United gamers to beat Aston Villa and shut the hole within the race for the top-four.

The Brazilian launched into his routine in entrance of the Holte End when he cancelled out Rasmus Hojlund’s opener within the second half. But it additionally gave the impression to be straight at Raphael Varane who held out his arms in protest.

When Scott McTominay headed United’s winner within the 86th minute, Varane made a beeline for Luiz and the confrontation between the 2 gamers solely ended when referee Rob Jones intervened.

Former United favorite Rio Ferdinand poked enjoyable on the Villa man on social media afterwards, posting a photograph of Luiz doing his shimmy with the caption: ‘U ok?’

Ten Hag tried to be extra diplomatic however admitted that that celebration might have ‘fuelised’ (fuelled) his gamers.

Erik ten Hag admits Douglas Luiz’s shimmy celebration in entrance of Raphael Varane might have fuelled Man United’s win over Aston Villa 

Ten Hag admitted he wasn't sure, but said the celebration was maybe 'fuelising' for the players

Ten Hag admitted he wasn’t certain, however mentioned the celebration was possibly ‘fuelising’ for the gamers

‘I don’t have an opinion about that,’ mentioned the United boss. ‘I haven’t spoken to the gamers. Maybe it is fuelising, I do not know.

‘I don’t assume it will be important. It is about us, we now have to consider our sport and never the opposition.’

Ten Hag was annoyed that United didn’t do extra to shut the sport out after going forward by Rasmus Hojlund within the first half.

‘The way we did it, I liked it. I especially liked the first 20 minutes when we controlled the game. But once we scored we changed our mind-set. For me, you must play on.

‘It was too much like a tennis match, we had problems in the counter-attack. It was so open and it could go two ways but we found the mentality and character to win the game.’