Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed what his players failed to do against Brentford.
Man United were on course to bounce back to winning ways on Saturday evening against The Bees, having lost their opening game 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion, but their poor performance led to a disappointing 4-0 loss to Brentford.
David de Gea made two howlers to help the home side to an early 4-0 lead, although the Spaniard has already admitted he cost his side the game today.
Manchester United were decent in pre-season but haven’t shown what they have learned so far from the Dutchman in competitive games and the former Ajax manager said his players failed to play with ‘belief’ and did not take ‘responsibility’ against The Bees.
Erik ten Hag told Sky Sports: “I asked them [the players] to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn’t do.
“Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down.
“Only when we stick together we will overcome it — don’t get me wrong, the manager is the main responsibility and I take that but I have to give them belief and they have to get it by themselves.”
Speaking about the first two goals Manchester United conceded, Ten Hag said: “Both individual mistakes, that is clear.”