Ten Hag: Man Utd Lacked Belief


By Sedara Oluwadara

Ten Hag admitted United “lacked belief” in the derby, while City boss Pep Guardiola insisted some of his City players still “have to improve”.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks as City halted any talk of rejuvenation from their rivals.

United went into the fixture having won their previous four games in the Premier League, but they were abruptly brought back down to earth.​​​​​

Although two late Anthony Martial goals added some respectability to the scoreline, the contest was effectively over as early as the 44th minute as City scored four times in the first half.

Ten Hag told Sky Sports:

“We had a lack of belief. I’m surprised why we didn’t bring it on the pitch.”

It was four weeks ago, but I had seen a different team with a different spirit and a different vibe.

Today, we weren’t convincing. From the first minute, we were not on the front foot and we were not brave in possession.”It’s always difficult to find out why that is, especially straight after the game.

I will have to talk to my players and find out.”They know they can do better.

You saw the performances against Arsenal and Liverpool but if you don’t fight – which we didn’t – then you have a problem against a team like Manchester City.”

Once again, it was a lack of belief

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