Erik ten Hag unhappy with Manchester United defending for Melbourne Victory goal

Erik ten Hag
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has slammed the defending for Melbourne Victory’s goal in the 4-1 victory over the Australian side.

Melbourne Victory took the in the 5th following poor defending from Manchester United before the Red Devils bounced back and won 4-1.

Victor Lindelof failed to cut off a ball forward from Melbourne Victory while Harry Maguire, on his first appearance under Ten Hag, failed to anticipate the threat and was left behind by Chris Ikonomidis, who swept in the cross from Ben Folami.

Manchester United recovered from the setback to win 4-1 through goals from Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and an own goal but Erik ten Hag was unhappy with the defending from Manchester United.

Ten Hag was reluctant to criticise any individuals but was unhappy with United’s defensive set-up.

Ten Hag said: “I know, I don’t want to talk about the individual because I think it was from the start, high up the pitch, the wrong choices and then it ends up like a pack of cards.

“It’s not one individual, it is more the team who made mistakes.”