EPL Very poor, unacceptable – Ten Hag slams Man United stars after 2-2 with Leeds. Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, lashed out at his players while venting his anger after their 2-2 draw with Leeds United in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Ten Hag criticized his team’s ‘awful’ and terribly ineffective start against Leeds.
After being taken aback at the opening of each half by two goals, the Red Devils had to rally.
After just 55 seconds into the first half, Wilfried Gnonto gave the visitors the lead, and less than three minutes later, they doubled it.
Later in the second half, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho both scored one goal to give the home team a point.
The Dutchman told talkSPORT, “Very terrible [starts to both half] and it’s unacceptable to start any game.
“Especially in a derby like the one we played, you have to fight back when you are down.
We made serious errors, and it was due to our mindset, he said. “We are not ready to get into the duels, we lose the duels, the formation was also poor when we lost the ball, we didn’t follow our principles, and we were rapidly down.”
Ahead of this weekend’s games, the Red Devils are still in third place in the Premier League, two points behind second-place Manchester City.
The team of Erik ten Hag travels to Elland Road this weekend to take on Leeds United once more in the Premier League before taking on Barcelona in the Europa League the following week.