Erik ten Hag responds to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s concerns about the Manchester United sack in a single word.

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Erik ten Hag responds to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s concerns about the Manchester United sack in a single word. Erik ten Hag is under pressure after Crystal Palace handed Manchester United their worst loss of the year, casting doubt on the Red Devils’ chances of qualifying for Europe.

Even after Manchester United lost 4-0 on the road against Crystal Palace, raising concerns over Erik ten Hag’s future, he insisted he’s “absolutely” the appropriate guy to lead the squad ahead. 

For Palace, Tyrick Mitchell and Jean-Philippe Mateta both scored, in addition to two from Michael Olise. Odsonne Edouard defeated Andre Onana but saw his attempt bounce against the post, so it might have easily been five as well. 

Ten Hag’s team had to start Casemiro and Jonny Evans as a makeshift center-defense duo because they were missing multiple players due to injuries. Even though the list of absentees was lengthy, Bruno Fernandes, the club captain, was not there, and the performance was heavily criticized.

With three games remaining in the season, United is now ranked ninth and will need help making it to Europe based only on league position. Ten Hag asserted, nonetheless, that he could guide the team back to their proper position.

I want to assure everyone that I am fully committed to this team’s success. I’ve done everything in my power to prepare them, and I take full responsibility for our performance. But I won’t let this deter me. I’ll gather my strength and prepare them for the upcoming match against Arsenal.” 

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“I have to use the available players at the end of the day. We have had severe issues all season, yet as of right now, we have only lost four times all year. Even though we frequently solved our significant issues, today we didn’t.” 

To the question of whether he thought he was the best person to guide United forward, the former Ajax manager replied, “Absolutely.” He declared, “If the right players are there and available, we have a good team, but we missed almost a whole back line, and then we had problems.” 

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Ten Hag’s problems coincide with a period of change for Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a part-owner. Technical director Jason Wilcox has been appointed, while transfer chief Dan Ashworth’s departure from Newcastle is still pending. 

Crystal Palace handed Manchester United their worst loss of the year

Christian Eriksen, a midfielder for United, said that the performance fell short of what supporters had accustomed to from United. “A significant letdown. We were not in it; we just had a bad day,” the Danish international said to BBC Sport.

“It is what it is. There isn’t much we can do about the injuries. We must exert all our might on the field to change it. Who we played didn’t matter today. Everyone was capable of more. 

“I am unaware of the outcome regarding how everything transpired. We didn’t measure up. We did the best we could, but we needed more. As players, we’ll accept the blame.”

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