Erik ten Hag was so mad at his Manchester United gamers after their 4-0 loss to Brentford, he canceled their time off and ordered the group to report back to coaching on Sunday.
The Pink Devils had been blown away in 35 hectic first half minutes in west London on Saturday, with a blunder by David de Gea giving the hosts a 1-0 lead earlier than Christian Eriksen flocked into his personal penalty space as Brentford doubled their lead.
Summer season signing Lisandro Martinez was then simply knocked out by Ben Mee from a nook earlier than a slick counterattack gave Brentford a fourth shot by way of Bryan Mbeumo.
Ten Hag made three substitutions throughout halftime and admitted afterwards that every of the eleven gamers who began may have been dragged away, with the Dutchman livid at his group’s lack of battle and cohesion.
In response to The occasionsTen Hag tore his gamers within the locker room after the sport in a livid tirade ‘in’ his gamers earlier than canceling their deliberate time off.
The squad didn’t return to Manchester till late on Saturday evening, however had been despatched to Carrington for further coaching on Sunday, with their supervisor arriving early within the morning to course of the efficiency.
A defeat to Brentford means Ten Hag is the primary United supervisor to lose his first two video games since John Chapman in 1921, whereas the Pink Devils are backside of the desk for that point in 30 years.
On the end result afterwards, the previous Ajax boss mentioned: ‘I feel all of us noticed the sport and I feel Brentford was hungrier, one, and conceded two targets in particular person errors.
“You possibly can have a great plan, however we needed to throw it within the trash.
“I feel it had nothing to do with tactical and that the primary two targets, it is about dealing with the ball, that is one, and selections. I feel they comply with my directions, however they make dangerous selections and that is soccer, it is a recreation of errors and also you get punished.”
He continued: ‘I do not need to play from behind if that is not potential. It was naive how we performed at this time. You must play extra instantly.
“We had them on, the area was excessive up on the sphere. Then you need to select that choice and we did not try this. We should study. Clearly, at this stage, this isn’t the norm we need to act on.
‘I will not admit that’ [they can’t play this way]. They already confirmed that within the preseason, this has nothing to do with that. It is about while you make the errors you make tonight, each plan and technique you possibly can throw within the trash.”
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