Erik ten Hag issues trophy warning to Manchester United following Arsenal’s defeat.

  • Erik ten Hag fires trophy warning to Manchester United after Arsenal loss.

Erik ten Hag issues trophy warning to Manchester United following Arsenal's defeat.
Erik ten Hag issues trophy warning to Manchester United following Arsenal’s defeat.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag acknowledged that in order for his team to have any chance of taking home trophies, they must make one crucial alteration.

The Red Devils were in hot form ahead of two trips to London in the last few days, knowing victories against Crystal Palace and the Gunners could ignite a title challenge.

While Eddie Nketiah scored late to give Arsenal a dramatic 3-2 victory in north London, United could only manage a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park after Michael Olise’s injury-time free-kick saved a point for Palace.

United now sit 11 points behind Arsenal having played a game more.

After Sunday’s defeat in north London, Ten Hag lamented the “mistakes” that allowed Mikel Arteta’s team to score three goals and acknowledged that United must make changes if they hope to win trophies.


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“Maybe that will come in the next couple of hours, that we will realise we are in a good position, realise we are in a good development and a good process,” Ten Hag said.

‘But in this moment I am annoyed and I also told the players: ‘If you want to win trophies, titles, you have to change our mentality, because it’s not possible that you are in a top game making three such big mistakes where you concede.

“Then especially the last goal, you have to feel the game. At that point, a point was the maximum.

“Then you have to take the point and you can’t give such a goal away like we did. And on top level, you can’t win trophies. It was like a pack of cards with the goals we concede.

“Two starting with a corner and then obviously we make mistakes, we didn’t show the discipline in the rules we have there. Then you concede goals.”

He added: “Two games back-to-back have been really close. It’s hard to accept when you lose in the last stage of the game.

“Today we have to accept it. We are not satisfied with this performance because we can do better. You start well and you have to take benefit from that situation. It can’t happen that you concede like we did.

“This is one game. Last week we did very well. We kept them away from our box better and when they were in our box, we defended better.”

 

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