Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has shown his under-performing players who’s boss by cancelling their day off following Saturday’s humiliating 4-0 Premier League defeat away to Brentford.
Instead the Dutchman has hauled his flops into Carrington for extra training as they analyse how things went so wrong against Thomas Frank’s side, as per the Sun.
Ten Hag’s men were blown away by a Brentford side that scored four goals inside the opening 34 minutes, which has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Co rock bottom after defeats by Brighton and Brentford in their opening two games.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has cancelled his player’s planned day off following Saturday’s 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Brentford
Ten Hag has demanded his player’s came in for extra training at the club’s Carrington complex
Marcus Rashford and his United teammates have had their planned days off cancelled and now find themselves forced to train on Sunday
United players are expecting a dressing down by their new boss after their team full of international superstars were embarrassed on their visit to Brentford.
The Red Devils aren’t set to play again for another eight days when they travel to face Southampton on August 27. But that hasn’t stopped the ex-Ajax manager ripping up any plans for relaxation after their disastrous Saturday afternoon in London.
The 52-year-old has struggled to implement his new ideas, with his side producing extremely poor performances, boasting poor organisation and an easily-beaten defence at the source of their frustrations.
United have conceded six Premier League goals following 2-1 and 4-0 defeats, and their solitary league goal being scored by Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister who turned the ball into his own net.
Ten Hag branded his side as ‘rubbish’ following the loss
His squad were blown away by a Brentford side that scored four times inside the opening 34 minutes to hand the United manager a second consecutive league defeat.
The struggling side found themselves behind at the Gtech Community Stadium after just 10 minutes as Spaniard David De Gea spilled Josh Dasilva’s shot from range into his own net.
The United keeper helped the Bees double their lead just eight minutes later with his poor pass into the feet of ex-Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen on the edge of the United box see Mathias Jensen win possession back for the hosts before finishing from close-range.
Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo heaped further misery on Ten Hag’s side lacking in confidence by scoring two more goals before half-time to give Brentford a 4-0 lead.
Speaking after their latest defeat the United manager branded his side as being ‘rubbish’.
‘It’s rubbish, and it’s poor. We need higher standards than that, that’s clear,’ he told BeIN Sports.
United captain Harry Maguire and superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo both started Saturday’s 4-0 defeat in London
Brentford blitzed a strong United side as Thomas Frank’s Bees scores four times inside the opening 35 minutes against Man United
‘We have to deliver and we didn’t. We have to change, that’s quite clear.
’35 minutes you concede four goals. It is not possible. The team has to take the responsibility. I feel really sorry for the fans. We let them down.’
The former Premier League champions remain winless in the Premier League and sit rock bottom of the league table following defeats to Brighton and Brentford.
United showed off their new luminous green away kit at Brentford but it did them no favours in their daytime defeat
United supporters had high hopes heading into the new season following an impressive pre-season campaign under their new boss.
However the first foray into the Ten Hag era hasn’t gone exactly as previously planned.
Club chiefs have so far failed in their attempts to hand their new coach the players he has asked for during the summer transfer window, with their hunt for Frenkie de Jong still ongoing.
Following their most recent humiliation, the Manchester side find themselves being mocked by both fans and pundits across the globe, just two games into the new season.
Ten Hag has now lost his opening two Premier League games a previous loss to Brighton
Manchester Evening News tear into United players with SCATHING ratings – including three ZEROS
By Olly Allen
Three Manchester United players received a score of zero in the Manchester Evening News’ scathing player ratings after the team’s disastrous 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
Erik ten Hag’s nightmare start to life as manager continued as his side trailed by four goals at half-time – only the third time that has happened to United in the Premier League.
It is the first time since 1992 that United have started the season with back-to-back defeats and they currently sit bottom of the table.
The Manchester Evening News laid into Man United after their 4-0 humbling by Brentford
The Manchester Evening News gave all of Ten Hag’s team a score of zero in their half-time player ratings, and the grades didn’t get much better by full-time despite United at least managing to shut out Brentford after the break.
Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Fred – who were all substituted at the break after shambolic performances – unsurprisingly stayed on zero.
Describing Shaw in particular, the MEN said the left-back’s attempts at defending were ‘a disgrace’.
David De Gea, who accepted responsible for the defeat after errors for the first two goals, was graded a one – the same as Harry Maguire, Christian Eriksen, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
The publication wrote that captain Maguire had ‘no leadership and no clue’, while Rashford ‘looks shot’ mentally.
Wantaway forward Cristiano Ronaldo was the highest graded starting player with three, while substitutes Tyrell Malacia and Raphael Varane got the highest scores of the day with five.
Ten Hag, who is the first Manchester United manager since 1921 to lose his first two league matches, was scored a two. The MEN wrote that the Dutchman is ‘managing as though he is still at Ajax’.