‘They need to win’: Erik ten Hag defends Glazers’ Manchester United possession


Erik ten Hag has defended the Glazers by stating that Manchester United’s house owners “need to win” earlier than anticipated protests towards the American household’s possession within the runup to Monday’s go to of Liverpool.

Fan group the 1958 has said it would stage new motion to indicate the discontent concerning the Glazers 17-year proprietorship, with a march that will contain a number of hundred and is deliberate to finish at 7.30pm on Monday reverse the membership retailer.

The supervisor was requested about this. “I can solely say the house owners need to win and the followers – we wish them behind the membership,” mentioned Ten Hag. “I can perceive generally [the sentiment] however I’m not that lengthy within the membership to see all of the backgrounds. We have now to struggle collectively and be unified.”

Ten Hag has overseen two defeats from his first two matches on the membership, final Saturday’s 4-0 debacle at Brentford leaving him notably sad. The 52-year-old indicated he expects a response towards Jürgen Klopp’s facet.

“I used to be positively not glad,” mentioned the Dutchman. “You possibly can discuss soccer, you’ll be able to discuss in regards to the plan, philosophy nevertheless it begins with the fundamental stuff, the fitting angle, combating angle and I didn’t see that from minute one.

“Deliver it in each sport on the pitch, particularly Monday evening. It begins with your self, act as a workforce, comply with the foundations and ideas and work laborious, as laborious as you’ll be able to maximise and should you do you could get confidence.

“It’s not tough to encourage this workforce as a result of my expertise that they work actually good on the coaching pitch.” Ten Hag was requested how the previous few days have been post-Brentford. “It’s per week as regular as a supervisor,” he mentioned. “You see a sport, you’ve a plan, a manner of play and then you definitely verify how the sport went and then you definitely clearly analyse and see what’s incorrect and what’s good. Clearly, rather a lot went incorrect however we don’t have to speak about something when the angle just isn’t proper.

“First, I look myself and make a transparent evaluation. I take some discover of some criticism: a few of it’s actually good, good recommendation. But additionally some should not that good so I lay it to the facet. We work from sport to sport, and Liverpool subsequent: clearly we all know what’s occurring once we play Liverpool – you need to be prepared – to struggle your self into the season.”

Cristiano Ronaldo needs to go away United earlier than the window shuts on 1 September.

“He’s in our plans, that’s what I can say,” the supervisor mentioned. “I don’t know why he’s a selected focus after Saturday [Brentford], it was the workforce efficiency, the entire workforce’s angle [was wrong], together with Ronaldo.” Anthony Martial, in the meantime, has returned to coaching following a hamstring downside.

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