Ten Hag: Lack of belief cost the team

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Erik Ten Hag believes is side suffered from lack of confidence in the humilating defeat to Manchester City.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag claims lack of belief from players cost them the game against Manchester City.

Manchester City humiliated the Red Devil at the Etihad stadium, putting 6 goals past David De Gea.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both got an hattrick as Pep Guardiola side secured the three points.

Speaking after their defeat Ten Hag: “When you don’t believe on the pitch, you can’t win games.

“It’s quite simple, it’s a lack of belief. That is unacceptable. We get undisciplined at following rules and you get hammered, that’s happened.

“For me it was a surprise. We were not on the front foot, we were not brave on the ball and there were spaces to play but we were not brave enough.

“In this moment I can’t think about positives. We let our fans down, we let ourselves down and we’re hugely disappointed.”

United scored three goals in the second half of the game, Ten Hag believes they learned from their mistakes from first half.

“It is a process. It is one game. Maybe against other teams the problems would not come but against Manchester City they will,” added Ten Hag.

“I want to change the head and the attitude from the team. There was a reaction in the second half. We were more brave and scored three goals. Only from mistakes you learn.”

Ex-United captain Roy Keane added on Sky Sports: “I am shocked at how poor United have been. They just didn’t start well. It is brilliant from Manchester City but it is like the game is too big for Manchester United. The occasion has got too big for them.

“I can’t believe how bad Manchester United have been. They should be embarrassed.”



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