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Ten Hag slams Man Utd players during interview as Onana fumes with Maguire in defeat to Dortmund

Erik ten Hag slams his Man Utd players during an interview as Andre Onana fumes with Harry Maguire in the pre-season defeat to Dortmund.

The Manchester United manager hit out at the standards set by some of the players during the second-half of their clash overnight.

Despite going in front through a wonderful effort from Diogo Dalot, Man Utd suffered at the hands of the Bundesliga side in their fourth and final game of this summer’s pre-season tour of America.

Edin Terzić’s side won 3-2 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas with goals coming from Donyell Malen (2) and Youssoufa Moukoko.

For United, however, there was a handful of negatives to take from the game and after the final whistle, Erik ten Hag didn’t hold back when discussing their second-half performance, saying it was “unforgivable” to not follow his rules.

Speaking to MUTV, he said: “So it was really enjoyable to see and that’s what I wanted to say at half-time, but all of a sudden, they give two goals away.

“They were giveaways and that was annoying. But the last half an hour, it was bad, a poor performance. They didn’t follow the rules at all, not in pressing, not in building up or when attacking. They were 11 individuals on the pitch.

“That wasn’t good at all. I said to the team, I think it was a good tour, but you want to finish with a good performance and there was only 60 minutes that I was pleased with, but not with the goals we conceded because the first one was poor defending and the second one was poor in build-up.

“That’s not us, we have to keep control, keep responsibility on the ball and it was the same for the 3-2. That can’t happen and it’s unforgivable, even if it’s a friendly.”

Forson, who took exception to a challenge from Julian Ryerson, must use his disappointment as a “learning curve” in the coming games, according to United’s manager.

“When there is a VAR, he gets sent off,” Ten Hag explained post-match.

“He played a good game and the opponent gets annoyed with him so that is a learning [curve] but don’t take it into your own hands.

“You can’t be the judge, you have to play football, you have to beat your opponent, you have to net and that is the best way to react.”

It was less three minutes for Andre Onana to be called into action against Borussia Dortmund, and also was spotted giving Harry Maguire a piece of his mind.

Onana was brought on, coming on at half-time and replacing Tom Heaton, producing a one-on-one save against Sebastian Haller, getting down low to his left.

But Onana let rip at his defence for allowing such an opportunity with Harry Maguire mostly getting the blame.

United: Heaton (Onana 46); Dalot (Casemiro 61), Lindelof (Martinez 61), Maguire (Evans 61), Williams (Shaw 61); Eriksen (Wan-Bissaka 61), McTominay (c) (Mount 61); Pellistri (Rashford 61), van de Beek (Fernandes 61), Forson (Antony 38); Sancho (Hugill 77).

Substitutes not used: Bishop, Fernandez, Gore, Hannibal.

Scorers: Dalot 24, Antony 52

Booked: Forson

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel (Meyer 46), Ryerson (Meunier 62 (Pohlmann 68)), Sule (Bueno 76), Hummels (Papadopoulos 77), Wolf (Bensebaini 46), Emre Can (Bamba 62), Sabitzer (Ozcan 46), Brandt (Besong 76), Adeyemi (Hazard 62), Malen (Reus 61), Haller (Moukoko 61).

Substitutes not used: Lotka, Kirsch, Blank.

Scorers: Malen 43, 44, Moukoko 71 

Booked: Adeyemi, Hummels


Fans reacted as Ten Hag slams Man Utd players during his interview and Onana fumes with Maguire in defeat to Dortmund…

@teaguestar: Harry needs to walk now , enough enough . Go to a club that will give him the confidence back .

@ZakiSummers: That dressing room seems happy already 😂😂 uniteds season going to be a long one hahaha

@_Liam_McCormack: De Gea would have high fived Maguire whilst shouting VAMOS

@433FutbolFan: Good one from Ten Hag because our team really didn’t look bothered at all in this game after conceding. No real effort to win the game. Except a few players others couldn’t be bothered at all to play at full intensity

@SullySuntari: Good. So he should be. Every player on that pitch should be held accountable. Refreshing to see in the modern game. Not seen it for years since Schmeichel, Lehmann, Kahn.

@SButty77: Winning mentality, organising his defence, something De Gea was never good at. At the end of the day it’s his clean sheet that’s at stake and he has a right to be angry if it’s put at risk due to shoddy defending

@DaveDeeney11: Typical goalkeeper, I’ve let in two goals already but it’s not my fault. I’m going to run and shout at everybody, not fooling anybody. Complete bullshit 👍🏻

@Reddevil_United: Wasn’t a fan of this tbh. Maguire didn’t do anything wrong here? Like fine be commanding but don’t be a prick for the sake of acting the big man

@jthemmings: He’s having a go at Maguire here for not seeing him as an option & not passing the ball back to him. It’s going to take a bit of time for all of our players to get used to having a keeper that wants it all the time. It’s not that deep & it’s great to see a vocal keeper #MUFC

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