Manchester United take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening as they kick off their Champions League campaign.
The Red Devils head into the game on the back of what has been an underwhelming start to the season.
Part of the reason for this has been the many injuries Man United have suffered already this term, with the likes of Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount and Rasmus Hojlund spending time on the sidelines.
And when asked whether he has been frustrated by United’s struggles to implement the kind of football his Ajax side produced, Ten Hag pointed to the injury issues he has had to contend with since arriving at Old Trafford last summer:
“One thing is true, from the start [of] last season I almost never started with the best, I would say, the best starting XI,” the United boss said.
“There was always something, like an injury. But you have to deal with and we always got the results in, apart from the period we are in now. That is football and that will always play a part. I have the experience from this in the past, I have managed this in the past, it is now always going up.
“You have to deal with it and it’s also a situation I like as you have to handle it and we have to manage this. You must know what to do and this in focus on the process.”