Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was full of praise for his side and the atmosphere generated at Old Trafford as the Red Devils came from behind to snatch all three points against Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.
With 15 minutes to play, United were trailing to Jack Grealish's opening goal after a limp second-half display followed a wasteful opening period. However, two goals in four minutes from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford swung the derby firmly in United's favour, sparking wild scenes at the Theatre of Dreams.
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Speaking to the Dutch broadcaster Viaplay Sport after the derby triumph, Ten Hag said: "This is why I came to Manchester United. This club is a monster. Old Trafford is a stadium with the right vibe, if you manage to light the fire, you get an amazing experience."
Saturday's comeback win was Manchester United's tenth consecutive victory at Old Trafford across all competitions. In fact, Ten Hag hasn't lost a Premier League match on home turf since the opening day of the season, when his new charges suffered a 2-1 reverse at the hands of a Brighton side still managed by Graham Potter.
The normally restrained and inscrutable coach afforded himself a rare burst of outward celebration on the touchline. Fresh from victory, Ten Hag tentatively admitted: "We are in the right direction, but it's January. We need to improve and I think there are still many aspects in our game we can do better."
That progress amounts to 38 points after 18 league games, just one fewer than the reigning champions and their defeated derby foes, Manchester City.
Source : 90min