The Red Devils boss was left with a range of emotions after his team earned a dramatic 4-3 win over Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday (01.02.24) as he was irritated by the way his side surrendered control of a match in which they twice had a two-goal advantage.
Ten Hag said: "We should have managed the situation better.
"For the penalty, they beat our press and it was similar to the second goal we conceded in Newport. We have to hammer this out of the team and such mistakes cannot happen. What is asked in that moment is leadership on the pitch and it cannot be that that is happening and that we are conceding such goals. I have mixed feelings but I was very pleased with the team performance and some individual performances from our side."
Ten Hag thinks that his team are taking too many risks as they look for goals and says they must smarten up tactically to keep control of games.
The Dutch coach said: "It is about reading the game and when you are leading, keeping the ball. We want [to score] too many goals … we are taking too many risks, losing the ball and encouraging opponents. We have to learn. It is quite naive when you are open and you are leading a game. You should not all run forward but just stay calm, keep the ball and make sure your organisation and defending is always good."