Erik ten Hag reveals mistake Manchester United made vs Brighton

Erik ten Hag reveals mistake Manchester United made vs Brighton

Erik ten Hag has reacted to Manchester United’s defeat and revealed the mistake his side made against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Man United got off to a losing start in the Premier League after succumbing to a 2-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Pascal Gross scored twice in the first half after poor defending from Manchester United. Mac Allister scored an own-goal to give United fans something to hold on to, although The Red Devils had two great chances in the second half, with Marcus Rashford failing to convert from any.

Speaking after the defeat, Erik ten Hag told Sky Sports: “We made mistakes on the ball and organisation mistakes in defending. We have to take the lessons and learn quickly from it.

On what he thinks about the defeat, he added: “I am not satisfied, totally not. We lost and it was not necessary. We should do better.”

Erik ten Hag not pleased with Machester United's performance against Brighton
Photo: Brighton and Hove Albion

Manchester United were far from their best in the first half but following a tactical move from Ten Hag in the second half, United improved their game and created some decent chances that could have turned the game around.

Brighton are a decent team, all the compliments, but I look to my team and we should not give two easy goals away,” Ten Hag continued.

“Of course definitely a setback and real disappointment. I knew from the start it would not be easy. We gave two easy balls away and it was not good in the organisation.

“It is clear to see the second half we were better in midfield with Eriksen down and Ronaldo up. We created and Rashford had two good chances, it is a shame we did not score.”