Ten Hag Reprimands Players as Liverpool Thrashes Man Utd 7-0

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag in January 2023
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag in January 2023. Photo by Paul Currie/Shutterstock (13687217bc)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag expressed his disappointment in his players’ performances as they were crushed 7-0 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday night. This equals the club’s heaviest loss in its history.

“It was not our standards. We didn’t play as a team. It was unprofessional. Yes [I am angry]. Definitely,” ten Hag stated in a news conference after his team’s defeat. “I am surprised because I have seen the last weeks and months this team is resilient and has a winning attitude. Second half, we didn’t have a winning attitude at all. We didn’t stick to the plan and we didn’t do our jobs. We didn’t track back and it was really unprofessional.”

The first half of the game proved to be a close encounter, with both teams coming close to scoring before Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo opened the scoring for the home team. Man Utd fell apart in the second half, with Gakpo grabbing a second and Darwin Nunez and Mohammed Salah both grabbing a brace of their own. Roberto Firmino wrapped up the scoring in the 88th minute.

Salah’s two goals on the night saw him become Liverpool’s all-time top goalscorer.

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