Erik ten Hag struggled to control his wrath as Liverpool, one of Manchester United’s most adamant Premier League rivals, had humiliated and outclassed them.
In order to listen to Liverpool’s players celebrating their 7-0 triumph, Erik ten Hag made his pretend Manchester United teammates sit in silence.
The Red Devils were destroyed by Jurgen Klopp’s growling Reds just one week after winning the League Cup. Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez each assisted on two goals, while Roberto Firmino completed a historic evening by scoring a goal for himself. It seemed like everything Liverpool touched almost resulted in a goal.
The outcome was even more stunning in light of the relatively level first half and the fаcт that Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford both squandered golden scoring opportunities. Ten Hag made sure his United players were aware of the outcome following an astonishing second 45 minutes during which United allowed six goals.
Ten Hag reportedly ordered his team to leave their dressing room and listen to Liverpool’s celebrations while United’s biggest enemies laughed, cheered, and danced in the opposition changing room. After United lost 4-0 to Brentford on the road, the former Ajax manager punished his players by making them run 13.8 kilometers each, as that was the distance the Bees ran collectively more than United. Ten Hag even participated in the punishment as a show of support.
But, this can end up being a very different hardship to overcome. The Daily Mirror quoted a source from United as saying that Ten Hag was “clearly furious” and told the players they were lucky to be taking the team bus back to Old Trafford rather than being forced to ride with the supporters.
He gave them everyone a warning, saying that they wouldn’t get another chance and would instead be placed in the Under-21s if something similar happened again. Ten Hag harshly criticized United’s performance at Anfield following the game.
After United lost, Ten Hag told BBC Five Live that it was the poorest performance of the year. You have to keep your head up and we didn’t. We lost the game at the conclusion of the first half and the beginning of the second.
“It’s all about displaying discipline, and we didn’t, so that’s when you start giving up goals,” said the player. This performance is unnecessary and incredibly unprofessional. We failed to perform our duties, and you must.
The only thing going for United is that, thanks to Tottenham’s loss to Wolves and Newcastle United’s loss to Manchester City, they aren’t back in the top four competition. Ten Hag wouldn’t be comforted by it much, though.
Disrespecting referee, Bruno Fernandes could face ‘proper ban’ from FA
According to Ref Support UK, Bruno Fernandes ought to suffer a five-game suspension for pushing the assistant referee during Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
In Harry Maguire’s absence, the Portugal international served as United’s captain and got into a collision with Trent Alexander-Arnold before pushing assistant referee Adam Nunn in the back during the game’s waning moments at Anfield.
Due to the facт that referee Andy Madley saw the incident, it is believed that the Football Association would not penalize Fernandes.
Yet the organization Ref Support UK, which is devoted to independent referee training, support, and growth, thinks the midfielder need to be held accountable for his behavior.
‘I think he’s got to be looking at at least a five-game punishment,’ said Martin Cassidy, CEO of Ref Support UK, to PA.
It is a major offense to make contact with a match official, and it should be dealt with as such. That, in my opinion, would be perfectly acceptable. The Football Association needs to send a clear message that this kind of behavior is never acceptable at any level, and I hope they do.
“I believe that the message the FA needs to convey here is one that builds on the wonderful work they’re already doing to protect match officials, with the bodycam trial.
“Fernandes is a perfect example of the entitlement behavior that seems to be prevalent in the game,” the player said.
“With his actions, I believe his position as captain is untenable,” the writer said. “If he believes it’s appropriate for the captain of such a prestigious club as Manchester United to behave in such a manner, then I believe the game is in a horrible state.”