The defeat by Galatasaray at the home stadium is not something that was expected, so Erik ten Hag may be afraid for his job. During certain parts of the match, Erik ten Hag's attack looked fantastic, but his defense did not inspire optimism for a single moment.
Andre Onana's performance was disastrous, and many see him as the biggest culprit. ‘I have to talk with more players, and Andre of course. I will encourage him and back him. He’s a great goalkeeper. We have to settle down and look forward.
The mental errors we make, you cannot allow them at this level. You get punished. This is difficult to control. We are all in this together. We were twice up and in control of the game. We expect more together.’- he said, as quoted by METRO.
Manchester United's players were booed after the match, as was Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman accepted responsibility. ‘Yes I can understand. They can expect, I am responsible for this team, for the performance, for the result – together with my squad,’
Erik ten Hag reacts to fans
The Dutchman understands the anger of the fans, considering that United does not look like the team that played much better last year.
Erik ten Hag believes that they need this as motivation and fuel so that in the next matches they show much more and finally begin to fulfill expectations. ‘In this moment we don’t get the results and they are then disappointed, I can understand that.
Yeah, we have to do better. But, as I said, I have seen a team with a great spirit. And also, a team that was backed by the crowd from the start until the end. Of course, in the end the fans are disappointed just as we are. We are very disappointed.
But also that has to be fuel. That is the good thing about this team, every time they find the energy in every game, in every start of a game, there has been a team with a lot of energy, with a good motivation to go into the game.’