Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag issues defiant message over worrying away record

United had an abysmal away record against the Premier League&aposs top eight last season and the heavy defeat against Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals was a notable low point.

Ten Hag&aposs side have lost both away matches in the Champions League group stage against Bayern Munich and FC Copenhagen this season and a must-win match against Galatasaray is next.

United must leave Istanbul with a result to give themselves hope of progressing to the knockout rounds of the competition and Ten Hag was asked about the team&aposs away record at his press conference.

“You can always find [something to improve],” Ten Hag said. “Last year we couldn&apost win away from home, now we can&apost win at home. We know what we can do and we are confident. We know how to deal with it.

“You have to stay calm in your head, don&apost get too emotional. You have to control it. Don&apost give them anything, don&apost give the referee a moment they can take. We know how to deal with it. We have to make it our game.”

Bruno Fernandes joined his manager at the press conference at Carrington and he spoke of the importance of remaining in the Champions League.

“For us, it is really important to be in the competition, with the best clubs in Europe,” he added. “It would be disappointing if we didn&apost go through, but I&aposm not thinking about that at the moment.