Erik ten Hag’s Comments After Man Utd Lost To Manchester City
Erik ten Hag’s Comments After Man Utd Lost To Manchester City. Ten Hag said that Manchester United folded like a ‘pack of cards’ in the derby.
Erik ten Hag said Manchester United lacked belief and that they folded like a pack of cards after a 6-3 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola was very happy with what he saw from his team in the first half, which featured goals from Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Antony Martial, and Anthony Martial. Manchester United’s defense wasn’t as successful.
Ten Hag said that players lacked faith on the pitch, which is why they could not provide the necessary performance. They had planned to show bravery and confidence, but this was not shown in the first minute. The team left Haaland unprotected and conceded a goal right after.
Our mistakes happen when we’re not disciplined, and it catches up with us. I was surprised because we weren’t going after the ball aggressively – but you have to.
I just told them, and myself. My criticism has gone unheeded, and confidence will not make us a winner. It is not Manchester United style to have doubt; we should act more boldly. We are in the process of changing and I knew before that some big teams would be hammered – such as ourselves when we were not succeeding. They would get beat if they didn’t follow the rules of their playstyle – and so it is with us today. We cannot accept this performance but need to improve.
He said he didn’t bring Ronaldo into the game because he respects him and his career. Many United fans left at halftime with their team trailing 4-0. “Yes, of course it is unacceptable, but in a derby when you are 4-0 down it is unacceptable,” Ten Hag said.
The Dutchman needs people with a personality to accept his criticism, those that bring the belief on the pitch starting individually. His players have shown this in their past two matches and they have shown what they can do
Ten Hag mentioned that they would not be punishing their team members with more running after the 4-0 loss to Brentford. This was because they had run too much and the players hadn’t been working hard enough. While punishments are necessary sometimes, he also acknowledged that criticism is needed as well. Guardiola praised Haaland though, saying his biggest talent is putting the ball in the back of the net.