Erik Ten Hag Breaks Silence After Man United Losing to Brentford for The First Time in 84 Years

Erik Ten Hag Breaks Silence After Man United Losing to Brentford for The First Time in 84 Years

  • Erik ten Hag has taken issue with Manchester United's performance during their defeat to Brentford
  • United were condemned to a 4-0 humiliating defeat by the Bees in a thrilling match played at the Community Stadium
  • Ten Hag described the Red Devils' performance during the clash as 'rubbish' and 'poor' and added that he was surprised with the result
  • The Manchester club have now lost two of their opening fixtures of the new season, a poor run that now has them sitting bottom of the log

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has broken his silence after his side suffered a 4-0 embarrassing defeat to Brentford on Saturday, August 13.

The Red Devils were hoping to get their Premier League campaign back on track when they took on the Bees, having lost in their season opener against Brighton.

Man United, Brentford, Erik ten Hag, Premier League, Community Stadium.
Man United players look dejected after their Premier League match against Brentford FC at Brentford Community Stadium. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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However, Ten Hag's charges continued with their woeful form at the Gtech Community Stadium as they were humbled by a resurgent Brentford side.

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First-half goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee, and Bryan Mbuemo were enough to see off United as the Bees secured their first ever win over the Red Devils in 84 years.

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Erik ten Hag slams Man United flops after Brentford loss

Speaking after the humiliating defeat, United boss Ten Hag slammed his charges for the defeat, describing his side's performance as 'rubbish' and 'poor.'

According to Metro UK, the Dutchman further took the time to apologise to the fans, just two games into his tenure at Theatre of Dreams.

"It’s quite clear it’s rubbish, it’s poor, and we need higher standards than that, and it’s clear," Ten Hag told beIN Sports.
"Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans. We let them down," he added in a subsequent interview.

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Sports Brief has also reported that a fresh round of push and pull is brewing at Manchester United after their latest loss in the Premier League.

United were made to pay for their disjointed performance on Saturday evening as Brentford put four goals past them in just 35 minutes.

Apart from the head coach Erik ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo also drew the spotlight given that reports had indicated that he wanted to leave the club this summer.

Source: Sports Brief News