• Man Utd defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on Tuesday
  • It was Man Utd's fourth straight win in the Premier League
  • Their next game is against Everton in the FA Cup

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag was not very happy with his side's performance Tuesday. He said they got "lucky" in their win over Bournemouth.

Recording their fourth straight win in the 2022-23 Premier League, Manchester United are now level on points with third-placed Newcastle United – 35 points, with the Red Devils still having a game in hand.

Overall, it was Manchester United's sixth consecutive victory in all competitions, yet Ten Hag said his side "could have been smarter as a team." Goals from Casemiro, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils record their 11th win of the league season.

"I'm happy with the result. Today it was not our best game. We have to be honest, we didn't play that smart as a team. We made great goals, but at times we were quite lucky, and some great saves from David [de Gea]. We could have been smarter as a team," Ten Hag said in a post-match interview.

"There were big spaces at 2-0 up, sometimes we have to keep the ball and recognize when to go for goal. That is the next step. It is always good to win 3-0. It was a great performance for the crowd, with scoring opportunities for both goals. To win 3-0 is always good," he added.

Manchester United's next game is the FA Cup third-round clash with Everton on Friday. Ten Hag is expecting it to be a tough fixture despite the fact that the Toffees have clinched just one win in their last 10 league games.

"We have to go from game to game. The next game is a cup one, but we want to win every game. That has to be the approach. We don't want to look any further, focus on that, it will be a tough game. We need every energy in the preparation and when we kick off on Friday night," the Dutch boss told reporters.

One of the positives for the Red Devils in their last few games has been Rashford's form. The English forward has scored in four consecutive games for Manchester United for the first time in his career.

The 25-year-old winger has netted 12 goals and four assists in 23 competitive matches for Ten Hag's side in the ongoing season.

Marcus Rashford (right) and Anthony Martial (left) scored for Manchester United