Erik ten Hag has already begun investigating his team’s devastating defeat that left them bottom PL.
Dutch coach cancels day off
The Red Devils manager canceled a scheduled day off for his Man Utd squad and had an extra training session following their humiliation at the hands of Brentford. Manchester United followed up Brighton’s 2-1 home defeat on the new season’s opening weekend with an even worse display at Brentford as they were hit by four unanswered goals. Brentford took a 4-0 lead inside the first 35 minutes and then got to victory and Erik wasted no time in investigating the shocking result.
The Dutchman had originally intended to give his players the rest of the weekend after the Brentford game, with a huge clash against arch-rivals the Reds looming big on August 22nd. However, the nature of their latest defeat prompted the head coach to change his plans and the Dutchman called the team up for extra training on Sunday.
Erik arrived in Carrington early to discuss developments at Gtech Community Stadium and will now look to Man Utd to bounce back and avoid sliding even deeper into the crisis. The session reportedly consisted of Man Utd’s players running 13.8km – the difference between the total they ran together and Brentford on Saturday.
What did Erik ten Hag say?
Man Utd is now PL’s rock bottom for the first time in 30 years, and Erik made no excuses for his performance after the final whistle. The Dutch coach said after the game that it was rubbish and he was poor. They need higher standards than that, that’s understandable. According to Erik ten Hag, they should deliver, but they don’t. They have to change, that’s quite clear.
Thirty-five minutes they concede four goals. It’s impossible. The team must take responsibility. He is very sorry for the fans. They let them down. Erik says they should take charge on the pitch. As a team and as individuals, they didn’t. Erik ten Hag asked them to play with faith and responsibility for their performance. They didn’t.