Man Utd Boss Ten Hag: 'I Feel Really Sorry For The Fans'

Man Utd Boss Ten Hag: 'I Feel Really Sorry For The Fans'
Manchester United's David de Gea — Photo by vverve

Erik ten Hag admits his Manchester United side let down their fans whom he has apologized to following their 4-0 loss away to Brentford on Saturday.

United sit last on the Premier League table after back-to-back defeats, going down 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on the opening weekend.

“I feel really sorry for the fans,” Ten Hag said.

“They give everything to support us and we let them down.”

David de Gea was culpable for Joshua Dasilva’s opening goal, before United were caught out trying to play out deep in defence with Mathias Jensen making it 2-0 after 18 minutes.

The Bees added further first-half goals from Ben Mee and Brian Mbeumo to lead 4-0 at half-time.

“This is not the way I want to play, this is not the way I want to deliver,” ten Hag said.

“It’s a surprise when you start the game like this; in 35 minutes conceding four goals. Its not possible.

“So, the team has to take responsibility.”

The Dutchman said De Gea accepted responsibility for his errors allowing the opening two goals.

“He is a great goalkeeper,” he said.

“For the first goal, he knows (it’s a mistake), it is clear.

“Of course (it changes the game), but still, you have to stick to the plan and move on. Mistakes are part of football.

“We have to keep going, play as a team and especially act.”

Ben somerford
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