ERIK TEN HAG told his players “job done” after Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Wigan on Monday night.
After a nervous start with Andre Onana making an early save at the DW Stadium the Red Devils coasted through to the next round of the competition.
With a difficult start to the season, the Red Devils have secured a favourable next round to face either Newport or Eastleigh in the FA Cup.
Diogo Dalot‘s strike opened the scoreline for United followed by Bruno Fernandes winning and converting a penalty after half-time saw a swift win for the Red Devils.
Wigan were strong and had a few chances to test Onana’s skill between the sticks.
The Dutchman admitted he was satisfied with the result but gave a very simple team talk after the match.
He said to ITV: “The FA Cup is all about winning, it is knockout. You want to finish the job. That is what I said in the dressing room ‘job done’.
This unimpressed Ten Hag who felt his side could have secured more goals but missed many of the chances they created.
Speaking on their slip-ups against the League One side Ten Hag added: “In the first half I think we created five or six very good chances.
“I think it was very good football. We should have taken more, but if you don’t score you have to stay focused and I think we did that tonight.”
“I don’t know why the chances were misses. You can’t always say why you’ve missed chances.
“There were some good attacks and good chances, but we didn’t take them, but the way we created them was OK.”
United will turn their heads back to the Premier League as they prepare to take on Tottenham on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag’s side needs a victory if they want to battle it out for a place in Europe next term.
Speaking on his chances of winning the FA Cup the former Ajax boss said: “It is too far. You have to go game to game, especially in the cup. Our focus is on Spurs now.”