Erik ten Hag rates Willy Kambwala display in Man Utd draw v Liverpool
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08
Willy Kambwala was handed his second Premier League start (Picture: Getty)

has offered his thoughts on the performance of young star Willy Kambwala in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

The 19-year-old centre-back was handed his second start .

Kambwala put in a sold performance and there could be more opportunities to come due to United’s long injury list which includes defenders , Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw.

‘I don’t think, at this short notice, they (Evans and Varane) will return,’ Ten Hag said in his post-match press conference.

‘The decision to bring Willy in is because he has been a long time training with us and, in his first game against West Ham United, he also did very well, his progress is amazing.

‘During training, we didn’t have any doubts and, for instance, we could have also brought Casemiro down and then bring another midfielder in.

‘We were convinced he could do the job and he has done brilliant. I am very pleased, very happy and it is another signal and message of the future of Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag lauded Man Utd teenager Willy Kambwala (Picture: Getty)

‘This team, the squad has high potential and if we get more players available, especially in the backline, where we have 27 different organisations, across the season, then the future will be very good.’

Speaking to the BBC, Ten Hag added: ‘Now it’s the challenge for him to do it consistently because, in the coming weeks, they will not return, so many players.

‘So it’s a great opportunity for him. We have also other options. We can also bring Casemiro into a centre-half position. But I think, the choice for today, he absolutely deserved it and he showed it on the pitch.’