In light of his team’s loss against Manchester City, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has given some thought to the situation.
At a press conference held following the game at the Etihad Stadium, Erik Ten Hag was speaking. Ten Hag claims that his team lacks the grit necessary to compete with the Premier League Champions’ performance.
All the credit to Manchester City, but it is nothing to do with City, our performance was not good. As individuals, they were not convinced and did not support each other. A lack of fight and spirit in the team. I wanted to change the attitude of the team, we were braver in the second half, created chances and scored three goals. Only from mistakes you learn, we have to do better in the next game. If you don’t fight which we didn’t, you are going to have a problem against Manchester City. This is different to Brentford, that day we didn’t run. Today we wanted to run but there was a lack of belief.
With 20 points after the victory, Manchester City is now one point behind league-leading Arsenal in the Premier League standings. Manchester United, on the other hand, dropped to sixth place in the standings with 12 points.