Manchester United have gone 5 years and not using a trophy, the final time United received was in 2017 within the Europa League underneath Jose Mourinho.

The truth that United misplaced 4-Zero in opposition to Brentford didn’t come as a shock to anyone. All 4 targets have been conceded within the first half of the sport the place a number of defensive errors have been made. The cruel fact is that United had did not strengthen their squad over the summer time and what they wanted was a greater defence.

Gary Neville likened their efficiency to that of the Beneath 9’s. He advised Sky Sports activities information watching them play in opposition to Brentford was like watching “males in opposition to U9s. The membership’s delay in strengthening Erik ten Hag’s squad was ‘Tough to forgive’.”

Within the Match in opposition to Brentford ten Hag blamed the gamers for “particular person errors” admitting that Brentford was hungrier for the win, main United to their second consecutive loss initially of the Premier League.

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August had been fairly a combined month for united, with the 2 losses initially of the season to a rapidly successful the subsequent 4 video games.

On Monday evening, Manchester United broke their dry spell and beat rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Previous Trafford, with targets from Jadon Sancho within the 16th minute and Marcus Rashford within the 53rd, successful their first in three video games performed.

Ten Hag stated: “There was communication, there was a combating spirit, particularly there was a crew. You may see what they’ll obtain. As a result of we are able to f***ing play good soccer.”

Some gamers from the crew have come ahead to deal with the problems they’d with the squad within the earlier season.

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Ivorian defender Eric Bailly got here out to accuse Manchester United of prioritising English gamers throughout his time there.

Bailly, who’s at present on mortgage for the rest of the 2022/23 season with Marseille, stated that the collection of the beginning XI was based mostly on nationality moderately than their skills.

The 28-year-old was typically overlooked of the beginning XI while struggling defender Harry Maguire was at all times picked. Supposedly speaking about Maguire, he stated: “The membership ought to keep away from favouring English gamers and provides everybody an opportunity. The membership ought to encourage competitors within the dressing room.

“I at all times had the impression that the English participant was favoured. That’s not the case at Chelsea or different large Premier League golf equipment.”

Bailly, who has made 113 appearances for United, over the course of six years (with accidents), believes that overseas gamers must be given extra of an opportunity on the squad as he backs ten Hag and hopes that he’ll be capable to transfer away from the alleged favouritism on the membership.

He stated: “Some individuals take it with no consideration that they’re going to start out, and that weakens the crew. Happily, ten Hag has a variety of character and I hope he can change that.”

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Having watched the crew play I consider Ten Hag agreed with Bailly seeing as Raphael Varane changed Maguire as captain over the past 5 fixtures.

Varane has made 35 appearances compared to Maguire’s 149.

Ten Hag stated: “The reason being we have been good in possession and we defended very effectively. With Rapha Varane there because the chief, he places everybody in the precise place, he matches actually good along with Licha Martinez and in addition the 2 full-backs did their job actually good.”

Ten Hag’s squad has been spectacular up to now and deserving of each win based mostly on their efficiency (which didn’t embrace Maguire within the beginning XI) and followers are hopeful that he [ten Hag] would be the man to push united to the highest.

Ten Hag has admitted that he can perceive why followers dream of having the ability to problem for the title after 4 consecutive wins however has warned that there’s nonetheless an extended strategy to go.

He stated: “I perceive that followers are dreaming, the requirements of Manchester United must be good. We’re initially of a course of, we’re nonetheless far-off.

“We dwell these excessive requirements and values and while you present self-discipline in that you just create a successful tradition, that’s what we now have to work for. I’m not considering we’re there however we’re on our approach in a very good course. Now we have to maintain this course of going.”

Ten Hag is the fifth everlasting supervisor to return after the Sir Alex Ferguson period, underneath his administration we’ve seen two losses and a fast turnaround, with the newest 2-Zero win on Thursday within the Europa League in opposition to FC Sheriff.

There’s at all times room for enchancment and followers will at all times be passionate and optimistic with regards to supporting their crew.

Primarily based on their latest efficiency, do you assume Manchester United stand an opportunity on the high?

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