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“We’re sorry” Under pressure ten Hag sends an apology to fans

“We’re sorry” under pressure Man United boss Erik ten Hag sends an apology to Man United fans after series of poor performance

Erik ten Hag’s men handed Newcastle their second-ever Old Trafford win since 1972 as more and more pressure piles on the Dutch trainer.

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The EFL Cup exit comes just three days after suffering a three-goal home humiliation vs City rivals, Manchester City.

The Red Devils’ weaknesses have been cruelly exposed repeatedly as they have now lost eight of their opening 15 games for the first time since the 1962-63 season.

Erik ten Hag to Sky Sports: “We know this is not good enough.

“We have to take responsibility for it, so do I. We’re sorry to the fans.”

Erik ten Hag on the reaction from Man United fans: “We have to recover from it.

“We have to do it quickly. Saturday is the next game. We have to raise our standards. This is not good enough.”

Erik ten Hag on his Squad character: “I am confident that players will stand up and stick together.

“This is not good enough. I am responsible for this. We have to stand up together.”

Erik ten Hag on team confidence: “You only get confidence when you want to play.

“You have to get the right result. Be in the game, win your battles. Do it together.

Erik ten Hag concluded: “There is no other way than sticking together, but you have to be disciplined and accountable. That is the keyword.”

Pressure on Erik ten Hag intensifies

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville to Sky Sports:

“Man United players were complaining to the ref, whinging, and while they were whinging Newcastle were attacking. It is schoolboy stuff, under-9s

“We are seeing a repeat of United losing their discipline, not passion – it is petulance. It is like a bunch of kids in the schoolyard.”

Former Manchester United and Newcastle striker Andy Cole Sky Sports:

“People now come to Old Trafford thinking they can beat Man United.

“There are going to be questions about the manager, Man Utd were poor. The players need to take a good look at themselves.

“When you see performances like this, you have to ask ‘what is going on here?’

“If he doesn’t get results in the next couple of games, fans’ attitudes towards Ten Hag can change very quickly.”

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