Erik ten Hag challenged his Manchester United players to bounce back from their 4-3 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
An Andre Onana blunder against a tame shot from Leroy Sane saw United go behind in the first half before Serge Gnabry made it 2-0 four minutes later. Rasmus Hojlund pulled one back for United, but Harry Kane fired in a penalty and Mathys Tel netted a fourth to make Casemiro’s late double an irrelevance.
The defeat is United’s third in a row and fourth overall this season and Ten Hag feels his team should have done enough to get at least a point from their trip to Germany.
“Disappointed because we should stay in the game. If you score three goals at Bayern Munich you have to take a point,” he told TNT Sports. “We are in a period, a lot is going against us. We have to make our own luck. We’ve played great teams in the last three games.”
Goalkeeper Onana accepted blame for his team’s defeat, but Ten Hag feels it does not all rest on the Cameroon international’s shoulders, adding: “It’s good he’s doing that but it’s about the team. Mistakes are being made but you have to bounce back as a team.
If one player makes a mistake, it’s done, it’s gone. We have to believe as a team that we can always bounce back. Tonight we showed it.”
United will hope to end their losing streak when they come up against Bunrley on Saturday