Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag acknowledges the feelings of the fans in light of another loss
United lost their second Champions League Group A fixture 2-3 to Turkish side Galatasaray on Tuesday.
The Red Devils have lost six out of 10 games they have played in all competitions so far this season. United are currently lying 10th in the Premier League table and in last place in their Champions League group.
Ten Hag understand that the result supersedes everything else at a top club and United fan expect nothing less. He said:
“I can understand [why fans booed], they can expect responsibility from this team – the performance and the result, but we don’t get the results. We have to do better.”
United took the lead twice in the game through Rasmus Hojlund’s clinical performance but Galatasaray fought back immediately both times. The match took a turn for the worse when Andre Onana‘s clumsy pass resulted in the referee giving a red card to Casemiro.
Galatasaray took the lead in the 81st minute with a Mauro Icardi chip over Andre Onana. The Red Devils suffered the second consecutive home defeat after losing to Crystal Palace 0-1 in the Premier League.
Ten Hag has faced a lot of criticism for some of his man-management and game-management decisions. The Dutchman brought in Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek when they needed a goal against Palace last Saturday.
Ten Hag chose to drop in-form Hannibal Mejbri as the Red Devils managed to hit just four shots on target. The lack of creativity was very evident despite the domination in possession against the Eagles.
Galatasaray exhibited a more open approach compared to Palace. United’s defense failed to live up to the expectation when the offense managed to deliver for the club. New goalkeeper Onana has faced criticism of his own due to his error-prone performances this season.
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The Red Devils are facing a tough time finding the right balance amid an injury crisis. United will be hosting Brentford next in the Premier League fixture on Saturday with hopes of some course correction.