Erik ten Hag Names Three BAD Decisions, Blames Officials For UCL Loss!

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has blamed the officials for Man United Champions League loss to Danish side FC Copenhagen, MySportDab reports.

Manchester United surrendered an early two-goal lead to suffer a 4-3 defeat that has left them bottom of the group with only three points.

The match was marred with various VAR and officiating controversies.

One of such incident is when Marcus Rashford was handed a red card following a challenge on FC Copenhagen player.

Rashford was sent off on the recommendation of VAR and the red card was the turning point in the game.

United surrendered the two-goal lead before the first half break after being reduced to 10 men.

Bruno Fernandes was however able to put the team ahead via the spot but United also conceded a penalty with a handball from Harry Maguire which was converted to draw the game level.

FC Copenhagen finally completed the turnaround in stoppage-time to run out with a 4-3 win after the final whistle.

Reacting to the match, Erik ten Hag blamed the defeat on poor officiating and incorrect VAR decisions.

ten Hag insisted VAR was wrong to have Marcus Rashford sent off. He also maintained the spotkick due to Harry Maguire handball was undeserved and FC Copenhagen’s first half equaliser should not have stood because Andre Onana was covered by FC Copenhagen player in the build-up.

‘The red card changes everything,’ said the United manager. ‘I think when you freeze frame it, it always looks so much worse and as I say it takes them so long and they make a red card of it.

‘Come on. The first 25 minutes we dictated, dominated the game, went 2-0 up and then the red card changes everything. We are down to 10 and we are very disappointed.

‘The second is a penalty that’s very harsh. The ball on the hand, but it’s so close and the hand is in such a normal position. He (Harry Maguire) went for the ball and the ref needs such a long time. That is in four games, four penalties against us, and I say three are very debatable.

‘I’m very disappointed about such decisions. The game is never meant to be like this. This has nothing to do with football, he said.

Manchester United are stuck at the bottom of the group with just three points from four matches.

The Red Devils still stands a chance to qualify for the next round of the competition but will face the tough task of winning their next two matches against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.

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