According to talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, Erik ten Hag, the Manchester United boss, has encountered difficulties in six crucial areas.
Manchester United has displayed underwhelming performances in the Premier League this season, narrowly defeating Wolves 1-0 and subsequently losing 2-0 against Tottenham.
In both matches, United’s midfield appeared vulnerable, with Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes often venturing forward, leaving Casemiro exposed.
Furthermore, Ten Hag’s team struggled to capitalize on their opportunities during the Tottenham match. Notably, Fernandes and Marcus Rashford missed crucial chances, while Antony hit the post.
While United has secured three points from their initial two matches, certain fans are already observing disconcerting signs.
Now, Durham has slammed Ten Hag for what he believes are six failures on the Dutchman’s part.
Erik ten Hag called out for ‘six failures’ as Man Utd boss
Speaking ontalkSPORT, Durham blasted the United boss for his perceived failings – listing them one by one.
He exclaimed: “On the face of it, Erik ten Hag looks good. The improvement is clear in Manchester United.
“The season before he arrived, they finished sixth, 35 points behind Manchester City. Under Ten Hag last season, they finished third, 14 points behind City.
“But here is a list of things that don’t reflect well on Erik ten Hag.
“He’s failed to improve [Jadon] Sancho. He’s failed to improve Antony. He disrespected [David] De Gea. He’s killed [Harry] Maguire’s Manchester United’s career.
❌ Hasn’t improved Sancho
❌ Hasn’t improved Antony
❌ Ruined Maguire’s #MUFC career
❌ Disrespected De Gea
❌ Can’t create effective midfield
❌ Setting about ruining Mount
🤔 “Is Ten Hag actually any good?”
Adrian Durham lists incidents that don’t reflect well on Erik ten Hag pic.twitter.com/VPtCPj6kCa
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“He’s created a midfield that makes Casemiro look terrible, and now he’s setting about ruining Mason Mount with that midfield.
“He seemingly has no idea how to create a midfield that can be effective in Premier League games. So is Erik ten Hag actually any good?”
Since Ten Hag arrived at United, however, he has picked up 78 points from his first 40 games – a total only bettered by City boss Pep Guardiola (82) after the same number of matches.
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