Erik ten Hag has urged Manchester United to stick together as they try to weather a storm after four defeats in five games.
United have lost three in a row and go to Burnley on Saturday evening and are in danger of suffering four defeats in a row for the first time since Louis van Gaal’s second season in 2015.
Ten Hag emphasizes that the key to turning the corner after such a poor start to the season is to maintain unity.
When asked if he was surprised by the scale of the challenge, he replied: ‘No. It’s my second year. I know it won’t always go up, you will have holes and you will become stronger as long as you stay together.
‘That’s what we do. The dressing room, all the staff, the coaches, the medical staff, everyone is united and at United you fight.”
Erik ten Hag has urged his players to maintain unity during the difficult start to the season
The team’s performances in the Champions League were unable to provide a tonic to the poor league form
There have been concerns about leaks in the dressing room and unrest in the squad at Old Trafford, but Ten Hag added: ‘I don’t know if it’s a leak, but I know the opinion, I know my players. Anyone can make suggestions, we think that’s fine.’
United head to Turf Moor desperate and in dire need of a win to boost morale. “At United you have to win every match, then nothing changes,” said Ten Hag.
‘As always, it’s about how we play against Burnley. There are no easy games, especially against Burnley. We know how intensely they play football, we know their approach. I like their approach, the adventure, the high intensity and the dynamics in their game, so we have to do our best.”
IT’S ALL GOING OFF!