Erik ten Hag: I could've taken off all the players at halftime


Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag did not hold back in his assessment of his side's 4-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday.

Ten Hag has begun his United reign with back-to-back losses following the loss at the Gtech Community Stadium.

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Ten Hag made three changes at halftime with his team trailing 4-0, but he reveals he could have changed the entire team.

"I changed three, but I could have changed them all. We wanted to bring some fresh energy in the game, there was nothing specific to the ones we subbed because I don't think it's all to them," Ten Hag said, as per Sky Sports.

"It's naive, how we played today, you have to play more direct. We said: invite them in [to press] and play long. We attracted them, the space was high on the pitch and we had to choose that option. That's what we couldn't do. It's no good, definitely. That's not the standard on how we want to act.

"You can have a plan, but we put the plan in the bin. It's nothing to do with tactical - the first two goals. It's about dealing with the ball. That's one. And two, decisions.

"They followed my instructions but they made bad decisions. That's football, it's a game of mistakes and we got punished."

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