Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole demands the players to introspect their respective performances after two consecutive home losses
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole told the United players to “take a look at themselves” after the humiliating defeats. United lost two back-to-back games against Manchester City and Newcastle United at Old Trafford
The Red Devils lost the Manchester derby 3-0 on Sunday as their local rivals outplayed the home team. United boss Erik ten Hag deployed a cautious approach against the treble-winning City team. However, Pep Guardiola’s men easily exploited the spaces and completely dominated in possession and shots throughout the game.
On Wednesday, United lost 3-0 to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup and failed to muster any potential threat yet again. The Red Devils mustered only two shots on target, while counterattacks carved through their vulnerable midfield and defense.
Cole told Sky Sports (h/t BBC) that the United players need to hold themselves accountable for the poor results. He said:
“People now come to Old Trafford thinking they can beat Man Utd. There are going to be questions about the manager, Man Utd were really poor. The players need to take a good look at themselves.”
Ten Hag has failed to find the right balance and style of play amid an injury crisis and poor performances. The Red Devils look completely devoid of any dominant philosophy or approach since the beginning of the season.
United deployed cautious tactics against the Citizens and failed to produce any counter-attacking threat. On the other hand, they dominated possession against Newcastle yet the team looked clueless in creativity and making clear-cut chances.
United fans booed the players and the United boss throughout the game as they crumbled at Old Trafford once again.
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The Red Devils have lost eight out of the 15 games they have played this season in all competitions. United have managed to score only 20 goals in those 15 games and conceded 26 in return.
We think Ten Hag is facing the toughest challenge of his career as his team lacks cohesiveness and style. United appears to consist of individuals pretending to engage in a team game, leaving fans understandably upset.