Ten Hag says Manchester United is determined to change the course of their campaign

Ten Hag Says Manchester United Is Determined To Change The Course Of Their Campaign

In a press conference on Friday, Erik ten Hag expressed that Manchester United is working collectively to reverse their misfortunes after a turbulent start to the season. The Red Devils have encountered defeat in four out of their first six matches across all competitions, presenting a significant challenge for the Dutch manager within just a month of the new campaign.

Manchester United is preparing to face struggling Burnley on Saturday, currently placed 13th in the Premier League standings. The team’s away performance has been less than satisfactory, with 18 losses out of their last 35 matches in all competitions.

Regarding the situation, Ten Hag stated, “This is my second year at the helm.” He further acknowledges that setbacks are a part of the journey and that the team grows stronger by facing and overcoming adversities together. He highlighted the unity within the dressing room, staff, coaches, and medical team, emphasizing the fighting spirit that is synonymous with the ethos of Manchester United.

Reports have begun emerging about discontent among the players, raising questions about their attitude. Ten Hag, however, aimed to present a positive outlook during his press conference, saying, “I am aware of the opinions and suggestions, and I know my players. We welcome constructive input.”

Manchester United has been significantly impacted by injuries, with Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, and Harry Maguire expected to train ahead of the match against Burnley. However, Ten Hag remained cautious when asked about their availability for the game.

A notable issue for the team has been their lack of defensive stability, conceding a total of 14 goals in their last five matches. Goalkeeper Andre Onana took responsibility for an error that led to Bayern’s first goal in their recent 4-3 Champions League defeat. Nonetheless, Ten Hag believes that the problems go beyond individual mistakes and are a collective responsibility.

He emphasized the importance of teamwork, stating, “We attack with 11 and we defend with 11. When one or two individuals fail to fulfill their duties, it can have a detrimental effect on the entire team. It’s not just about one or two players.”

Overall, Ten Hag’s remarks indicate that Manchester United is determined to overcome their current challenges and restore their form. The team aims to address their issues collectively, foster unity, and strive for improved results.

[Source: Official Manchester United Twitter]