Jim Ratcliffe Finds Fault With 2 Man Utd Results As Pressure Mounts on ten Hag After Brentford Draw

Jim Ratcliffe Finds Fault With 2 Man Utd Results As Pressure Mounts on ten Hag After Brentford Draw

Joel Reyes
April 2, 2024 at 3:22 AM
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  • Manchester United left Brentford with just a point after conceding a late equaliser
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly wasn't happy with the club's performance on Saturday
  • The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League table amid their struggles

The clock is ticking on Erik ten Hag.

The pressure is mounting on the Manchester United manager yet again after the Red Devils were held by Brentford to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

That performance reportedly didn't sit well with Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who recently became the club's new minority owner.

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag. Images: Hollie Adams/ Ryan Jenkinson.
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Brentford draw disappoints Ratcliffe

According to a report from The Telegraph, United’s dismal showing against the Bees over the weekend was not well received by the team's new bosses, with Ratcliffe's camp growing concerned by the club's lacklustre performances in recent weeks.

It's easy to understand the frustration with United as they were thoroughly outplayed in the match against Brentford.

The Bees recorded 31 shot attempts against the Red Devils, with United constantly on the back foot in that Premier League encounter.

Ten Hag's men managed to grab a 1-0 lead against the run of play, with Mason Mount scoring the opening goal in second-half stoppage time.

Just when it seemed the Red Devils would escape the Community Stadium with all three points, their defensive frailties surfaced again at the worst possible time.

Kristoffer Ajar salvaged a draw for the hosts with a strike in the ninth minute of stoppage time, hurting United's hopes of securing a Champions League berth in the process.

United also conceded late goal vs Fulham

Ratcliffe also wasn't happy with the Red Devils' loss to Fulham five weeks ago. Just like in the game against Brentford, United struggled mightily in that contest.

They only showed some fight after conceding the opening goal in the 65th minute. Harry Maguire looked to have spared United's blushes with an equaliser in the 89th minute, but their joy proved to be short-lived.

Alex Iwobi grabbed the match-winner for Fulham in the seventh minute of added time to give the visitors all three points, per Metro.

Haaland maintains lead in Golden Boot race

Sports Brief recently reported on the Premier League Golden Boot leaders as the season counts down.

Erling Haaland maintained his two-goal lead at the top despite producing a poor effort against Arsenal.

Mohamed Salah moved up into a tie for second place after scoring the match-winner against Brighton.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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