Erik ten Hag, undeterred, stated that he is a determined individual with the belief to turn around Manchester United’s luck following their elimination from the Carabao Cup by Newcastle.
United suffered their second consecutive 3-0 loss at home, following their defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. This marks the first time since October 1962 that they have experienced back-to-back losses at home. Ten Hag’s team has also lost five out of their first ten matches at Old Trafford, a feat not seen by United since 1930.
Ten Hag was questioned about the necessity of being granted time. “I am a fighter and I understand that things won’t always go smoothly. We have faced many challenges this season,” stated the Dutch manager. “However, it’s important to handle them and not use them as an excuse.”
I have previously mentioned this. I am aware of obstacles, but we must still achieve results. Both on Sunday and tonight, we fell short of that, so we must perform at a certain standard and at least meet the minimum level to secure victories.
When questioned about external criticism from pundits regarding his competence to lead United, Ten Hag acknowledged that it is natural for doubts to arise when results are not favorable. However, he is confident in his abilities and has successfully managed at all of his previous clubs, including last year with United. Despite our current struggles, I take full responsibility for the team’s performance.
“I view this as a challenge. As a fighter, I am fully committed to this battle and I understand the importance of sharing responsibility with my players. We must remain united and fight together in order to achieve better results.”
Miguel Almirón, Lewis Hall, and Joe Willock all scored as a result of poor defending by United. Ten Hag expressed disappointment in Manchester United’s performance, stating that it did not meet the expected standards. As the coach, he takes responsibility for his team’s lackluster performance and is determined to improve it.
Eddie Howe expressed his satisfaction, stating that the players’ performance was exceptional and deserving of praise.
In the quarter-finals of the tournament, Newcastle will play against Chelsea at Chelsea’s home stadium. West Ham, who eliminated Arsenal, will be playing at Liverpool’s home stadium.