Man Utd dressing room ‘leak’ claims squad left ‘dumbfounded’ by two Erik ten Hag tactical decisions

Manchester United players were left ‘dumbfounded’ by TWO of Erik ten Hag’s decisions against Manchester City, according to a damning leak.

The Red Devils lost their fifth league game of the season as they suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat to cross-town rivals Man City last Sunday.

Erling Haaland opened the scoring from the spot before bagging a second just after the break. He then turned provider as he set up Phil Foden, who added a third 10 minutes from time.

The pressure is mounting on Ten Hag, who is having his tactics questioned for the first time.

PerThe Sun, the players themselves were left ‘dumbfounded’ by some of the Dutch boss’ tactics.

The report claims a few players made their feelings known in the dressing-room inquest.

Man United players could not understand why centre-back Victor Lindelof was deployed at left-back, with Sergio Reguilon reduced to a spot on the bench.

They also couldn’t make sense of Bruno Fernandes playing out wide, where he has less impact than his preferred No.10 role.

Natural wingers Antony and Alejandro Garnacho started the game on the bench before eventually entering the fray in the second-half.

Erik ten Hag cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline. Image: Getty

Sofyan Amrabat was dragged off at the break, with Mason Mount replacing him but to no avail as he failed to influence the match.

Ten Hag’s decision to bring off Rasmus Hojlund was met with a chorus of boos by fans.

Man United’s defeat to Man City leaves them in eight position, with just 15 points on the board.

With 10 games gone, they’re eight points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool and a further 11 points off league leaders Spurs.

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