Ten Hag: Manchester United fighting to turn poor form around

Friday, September 22nd, 2023 18:14 | By
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. PHOTO/(@ManUtd)/Manchester United/X
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. PHOTO/(@ManUtd)/Manchester United/X

Erik ten Hag has said that Manchester United are fighting together to try to turn their season around.

United have lost four of their first six matches, with Wednesday's 4-3 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League following a 3-1 reversal against Brighton, leaving Ten Hag embattled little over a month into the new campaign.

The Dutchman said: "It's my second year. I know it's not always only going up, you will have your gaps, and you get stronger from it as long as you stay together, and that's what we're doing.

"The dressing room, staff, all the staff, coaches, medical, everyone is united, and at United, you fight."

Injury reports

United have not been helped by a multitude of injuries but could have Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, and Harry Maguire back for the clash at Turf Moor.

Central to United's problems has been a lack of defensive solidity, with 14 goals conceded in their last five games.

Goalkeeper Andre Onana held his hands up after making a mistake for Bayern's first goal but Ten Hag believes the problems are collective.

"It's about team and, as a team, we don't have the results in this moment so then also individuals don't bring the performance you expect, not only one player, there are more, including the manager," he said.

"I always tell my players we attack with 11 and we defend with 11. When one or two are not doing their job, it's like a pack of cards, so that is not only one or two players."

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