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Erik ten Hag apologizes to the Manchester United fans after today's defeat

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag apologizes to the Manchester United fans after today's defeat

The new Manchester United boss says he needs new signings to make his team better

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Manchester United lost today 4-0 against Brentford in what was one of the most shocking team performances from the Red Devils in recent memory. This also means Erik ten Hag has lost his first two games in charge of Man United as he was visibly frustrated while his team was conceding goal after goal in the first half. 

The Dutch manager had to talk after the match to give his first impressions. First, he spoke to Sky Sports: “The first two goals were both individual mistakes, that is clear. I asked them to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn't do. It was difficult for me and a surprise. I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down”.

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The former Ajax coach also admitted that the squad needs new signings as soon as possible, but still accepts that he is the first one who has to be blamed: “We need new players and quality players. We will try and convince them to join us. Only when we stick together we will overcome it. The manager is the main responsibility and I take that”.

Then, ten Hag talked to ‘beIN SPORTS’, where he was even more critical of his team's performance: “It’s rubbish, it’s poor, we need higher standards than that, it’s clear. I could bring up several things why we’ve started so poorly, but that looks like excuses and excuses are not there. At the top, we have to deliver and we didn’t”.

He still believes in De Gea

Erik ten Hag was asked if David De Gea can play his system after all the problems he has with the ball on his feet, to which he responded: “I’m convinced he can do it. I’ve seen it in training”. Lastly, the 52-year-old said that he wanted to change the entire starting lineup: “I made three subs but I could’ve changed them all”.

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