Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag slammed his players’ attitude in last weekend’s humiliating 4-0 loss to Brentford and demanded a response in Monday’s clash with Liverpool.
The Dutchman is off to the worst start of any new United manager in over a century, having lost both of his first two games, leaving the Red Devils bottom so the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.
Brentford players ran 13.8 kilometers more in the Bees’ famous victory, and Ten Hag reportedly responded by canceling a planned day off to force his squad to run that distance the day after defeat last Saturday.
“I was definitely not happy,” than Ten Hag admitted during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. “Friday “The essentials should be sound, so this should start with the appropriate disposition.
“Battling soul is expected on the pitch, and I didn’t see it all along.
“A lot of things ended up being terrible in light of the fact that the players didn’t play well I didn’t see everything along.. Exactly when the disposition is off-base, you don’t need to discussanything (tactical).”
United’s disastrous start to the season has come after a frustrating summer in the transfer market. With a drawn-out pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong looking set to fail.
However, the English giants appear set to sign another LaLiga midfielder, with Real Madrid’s Casemiro on the verge of a €70 million move.
Ten Hag declined to comment. Despite the arrival of the Brazilian international. The club’s embattled owners, the Glazer family, received support.
A massive protest is planned outside Old Trafford ahead of the Liverpool match. With supporters blaming the Americans for the club’s decade-long decline since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
“I can only say that the owners want to win,” he was Ten Hag added. “We maintain that the fans should be behind the club.
“I understand sometimes, but I haven’t been in the club long enough. Man Utd to see everyone’s backgrounds, “We want the fans to be behind but we have to fight together. So than happen we have to be unified and fight together.”
Even if Casemiro signs before Monday, he will not be registered in time to play.
Martial, Anthony is fit to play again. Man Utd leaving Ten Hag with another big decision to make about whether or not to start Cristiano Ronaldo.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has appeared in United’s first two games of the season but appears to be attempting to arrange a move away from Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.