Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag accused labelled the performance of his players as unacceptable following their 3-1 loss at Aston Villa.
Early goals from Leon Bailey and Lucas Digne put United on the back foot immediately and though Luke Shaw’s deflected strike gave them hope just before half-time, Jacob Ramsey restored Villa’s two-goal lead soon after the interval.
Ten Hag handed the armband to Cristiano Ronaldo barely two weeks after axing his from the squad.
The move failed to inspire United as they slipped to a first defeat in six league games that leaves them still outside the top four.
“Collectively it was a bad performance. When we are out our best, we start the game on the front foot and ready to play. We were not and we did not deserve any more than we got.
“We didn’t follow the rules in defending and we lost our battles. If the players had done their job with 100 per cent desire and passion then we would have won this game.
“I have been in football a long time and players are not robots. Sometimes this is the way it is, it’s psychological but it’s not acceptable. We have to be ready for every game and not give it away so easily.
“was stupid to try to cross the ball in the way we did, too quickly and from too far out, with too much force. We have to cross in the right moment. In the second half we were too quick to cross.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.