Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted the club is ‘in a bad place’ after a shock 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United in EFL Cup, MySportDab reports.
Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall, and Joe Willock made it a nightmare for Manchester United at Old Trafford with a goal each as Newcastle rammed to an emphatic 3-0 victory over the Red Devils.
It was the first time Manchester United have lost two successive home matches by three goals or more since 1962.
The defeat also reverse the clock to decades when the club first lost 5 home games in their first 10 home matches in 1930-31 season.
Fans had hope Erik ten Hag will bounce back with a win against the Magpies after he slumped to a home defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday but it was a piling statistics of woes at Stretford End.
Exiting the competition in round 16 brought Man United’s dismal start to life so far this season was a big blow.
Reacting to the defeat against Newcastle United, Erik ten Hag admitted United are actually ‘in a bad place’ and need to up their game with the high expectations from the fans.
“I understand when the results are not there it is logical they are questioning that,” he said.
“But I am confident I can do it. At this moment we are in a bad place and I take responsibility for it.
“But I am a fighter. I see it as a challenge.”
Erik ten Hag has come under the wires for United’s lackluster start to the season.
The Dutch will be hoping to restore his pride when United travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, MySportDab understand the Dutch has the backing of Manchester United officials despite the club’s underwhelming start. However, how long he will be allowed to continue amid the dwindling fortunes is still unclear.